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Do you know the true meaning of 4th of July?

Posted by elegant On June - 17 - 2013

July 4th is a day of celebration in the U.S. But many do not clearly understand the true meaning of independence. Great Britain keep asking all colonies pay higher and higher taxes. Few brave men began making plans to write their own rules and govern themselves rather than paying higher taxes to Great Britain. The Congress met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and appointed a committee to prepare a formal document that reflects their values and tell Great Britain that it likes to govern itself. The Committee selected Thomas Jefferson to prepare the document. He worked in secret and on June 28, 1776 Congress discussed Jefferson’s “fair” draft making changes to it. On July 2, 1776 they declared independence and on July 4, 1776 adopted the Declaration of Independence. That is how the Independence Day was born and the Congress asked all members risk their lives and sign the new document which began on August 2, 1776 and by January next year Congress distributed the signed copies of the new document to all states of the union. Thanks to few brave men who risked their lives for treason, we now celebrate our independence on every 4th of July.

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