Archive for June 2006

History of the 4th of July: Thomas Jefferson

.!. HISTORY OF THE 4th OF JULY: THOMAS JEFFERSON Perhaps no one person is more associated with the 4th of July in American History than Thomas Jefferson, probably because he penned the immortal Declaration of Independence. As my friend Clay Jenkinson says in his book Thomas Jefferson: Man of Light, “The Third President is the…

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History of Independence Day

HISTORY OF INDEPENDENCE DAY Independence Day, or the Fourth of July is the adoption by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, of the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming the severance of the allegiance of the American colonies to Great Britain. It is the greatest secular holiday of the United States, observed in all the states,…

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