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407, 2024

Happy Independence Day July 4th, 2024 – We The Kids

The Fourth of July has been a federal holiday since 1941. Independence Day celebrations date back to the American Revolution in the 18th century. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document, on July 2nd, 1776, after the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence. On this historic day, the Founding Fathers declared that the Thirteen Colonies were no longer subject to Britain’s rule and were now united, free, and independent states. From 1776 to the present day, the Fourth of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, and various [...]

2806, 2022

Monday is Independence Day! However OTD# June 28th… by Daniel Sheridan

However, it was #OTD, June 28th, 1776, a committee consisting of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston presented the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress. To best celebrate that day, we should try to put ourselves in our founder's shoes. What were they doing when they signed their names on that document? What could it have cost them? Would we have done the same? Think about these questions throughout the week. John Adams said, "Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will [...]

2806, 2022

Captain John Barry: An American-Irish Naval Hero and “Father of the American Navy” – By Daniel Sheridan

Captain John Barry: An American-Irish Naval Hero and “Father of the American Navy” – By Daniel Sheridan On June 27, 1963, President John F. Kennedy laid a wreath at the memorial to the Revolutionary War hero, John Barry, of Wexford, on the first full day of his visit to Ireland. Who is John Barry? The British Navy dominated the seas in the 1770s. During the Revolutionary War, the American Navy was no match for them. But private ship owners bravely filled the gap. Congress granted them the authority to “distress the enemies of the United States by sea or land.” [...]

2005, 2022

America’s First Declaration of Independence: A Town Meeting Production by Daniel Sheridan

May 20, 1775, the first Colonial Declaration of Independence was written, or was it? Did you that over ninety “Declarations of Independence” were written by townships and counties throughout the colonies between April and July of 1776, three months before Jefferson’s hallowed parchment? America is the product of town meetings – a bottom-up movement. Here’s the story.

1905, 2022

WE THE KIDS Interview with President James Madison

We The Kids Radio Podcast Welcome President James Madison aka Kyle JenksProfessional Interpreter of Pres. James Madison Writer / Director / Producer / Promoter / Actor James and Dolley: Opposites Attract http://leagueofmostinterestinggentlem… IG: @madisonportrayer IG: @jenks_kyle Drums Along the Mohawk Outdoor Drama by Walter D. Edmonds (216) 509-7502 WE THE KIDS - S2E4-WTK LIBERTY PLAYERS- JAMES MADISON WE THE KIDS OUTTAKES WITH VIDEO   James Madison The 4th President of the United States Re-posted with permission from The White House and The White House Historical Association James Madison, America’s fourth President (1809-1817), made a major contribution to [...]

3107, 2014

The Patriot Movie I Reviewed by WTK Tyler

The movie the Patriot takes place around when the Revolutionary War. It is a story about Colonel Benjamin Martin. He has seven children and no wife. The movie the Patriot takes place around when the Revolutionary War. It is a story about Colonel Benjamin Martin. He has seven children and no wife. AT the beginning of the movie it shows some of his boys out in the fields plowing and picking crop. Shortly after they finish and go inside to see their dad Benjamin Martin. Benjamin Martin got his rank of Colonel while fighting in the Indian War along with [...]

2802, 2012

The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that [...]

806, 2010

Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Signers of the Declaration of Independence – Hancock Posted on 08 June 2010 by admin Rachel Ann John Hancock was born in Braintree, Massachusetts on January 23rd, 1737. He was the first of 56 people who RISKED THEIR LIVES by signing the Declaration of Independence. John is and was well known for his extra large signature on the Declaration. He was the only one to sign this big and afterwards he exclaimed, “There, I guess King George will be able to read that!” John’s father died when he was just 7 years old in 1744. This must have been very [...]

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