Continental Congress

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907, 2022

General Orders, 9 July 1776…Head Quarters, New York…by Daniel Sheridan

#OTD, July 9, 1776, General George Washington orders that the Declaration of Independence is to be read to the troops.  General Orders, 9 July 1776...Head Quarters, New York... ...The Honorable the Continental Congress, impelled by the dictates of duty, policy, and necessity, having been pleased to dissolve the Connection which subsisted between this Country, and Great Britain, and to declare the United Colonies of North America, free and independent STATES: The several brigades are to be drawn up this evening on their respective Parades, at six o'clock, when the declaration of Congress, shewing the grounds & reasons of this measure, [...]

407, 2022

HAPPY Independence Day July 4th, 2022 – 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. From 1776 to the present day, the Fourth of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with fireworks, parades, concerts, and barbecues. Enjoy The Fourth of July 2022. The United States Of America is Our Land! God Bless, We The Kids, USA 2022

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 [...]

1406, 2022

Happy #FlagDay! Do you know the story behind the flag? By Daniel Sheridan

The Story of the First Stars and Stripes – By Daniel Sheridan#OTD, June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress authorized the “stars and stripes†flag for the new United States.On the right of the provided photo is the British Union Jack with the red cross of St. George and the Scottish white cross of St. Andrew. General George Washington used the flag on the left at Cambridge in January 1776. The flag in the middle, our “stars and stripes,†was adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777, when Americans exchanged the British Union for a Union of 13 States, [...]

103, 2022

America’s First Constitution – By Daniel Sheridan

#OTD, March 1, 1781, the Continental Congress adopted America’s first Constitution – The Articles of Confederation. Our experiences under these articles were necessary, inspiring the creation of a “more perfect union” under our current Constitution. Here’s the story. Americans had enough of King George’s tyranny, so they declared their independence. However, tearing down an oppressive system is one thing but putting something better in its place is another. The Continental Congress gave the task to John Dickinson, and Congress edited his draft. Congress thought Dickinson’s product gave too much power to a central government, which they were in no mood [...]

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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