Fourth of July!

240 years young…Happy Fourth of July, America!

The Finicky Cynic

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Happy Independence Day! 😀

Today marks the 239th year of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Written between the months of June and July 1776, this document was, quite literally, a declaration which announced that the thirteen American colonies considered themselves no longer part of Great Britain, and sought to break away from its rule. Congress had approved the document on July 2, 1776 and around fifty-six delegates, including future presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, signed it two days later, on July 4th. Since then, the United States has never looked back, eventually moving on to become one of the most power and influential ex-colony nations in the world.

…and that, folks, is a crash course in United States History. Granted, I could go on more about the events that had led up to the colonies declaring independence (the Boston Massacre, protests, the Intolerable Acts, etc), as well…

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