Declaration of Independence

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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 [...]

2405, 2022

Signers of Declaration – WTK Liberty Players & our History Mystery Guest!

 WE THE KIDS S2 E2-SIGNERS OF DECLARATION & WTK LIBERTY PLAYERS  WE THE KIDS - S2 E3--SIGNERS OF DECLARATION & WTK LIBERTY PLAYERS Mrs. Abigail Adams Biography Abigail Adams Biography (1744-1818)Mrs. Abigail (nee Smith) Adams was the daughter of Reverend William Smith, an “Old Light†Puritan Minister in Weymouth, Massachusetts and Mrs. Elizabeth (nee Quincy) Smith. Her mother taught Abigail and her siblings: Mary Smith Cranch, William Smith, and Elizabeth “Betsy†Smith Shaw-Peabody, how to read and write. Due to her father’s extensive library collection, Abigail enjoyed studying philosophy, law, politics, and history.Mrs. Adams was the first Second [...]

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.

2602, 2022

While we pray for Ukraine, we can be grateful for an important date in American history.

Let's appreciate our liberties and our Constitution. Here's why today is important. The Fifteenth Amendment and The Voting Rights Act – By Daniel W. Sheridan OTD, February 26, 1869, the Fifteenth Amendment, granting African American men the right to vote, is passed by Congress. "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.""The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."Even though with this amendment, the Constitution provided for equal voting rights for [...]

102, 2022

Sir Edward Coke – By Daniel W. Sheridan

On February 1, 1552, Sir Edward Coke was born. What he did matters to you.   Three types of oppression drove the English to the New World: political, religious, and economic. Political oppression, however, led to the most significant amount of resistance in England. The Stuart Monarchs bullied the courts, forcing the judges to do their bidding. Chief Justice Coke, believing Monarchs are not above the law, courageously withstood King James the First, who, as a result, angrily dismissed the just judge. Justice Coke told the king that the common law bound him, and tyrants never like words [...]

3101, 2022

The Land of Lincoln and the Thirteenth Amendment – by Daniel W. Sheridan

 Listen Now! #OTD, January 31, 1865, Americans make amends as Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment, consistently applying the words of the Declaration of Independence, that “all men are created equal.”  I was sharing with my daughter the story of the Thirteenth Amendment since my home state played a significant role in its passage. Illinois instructed its congressional delegation to vote for the Thirteenth Amendment, and President Abraham Lincoln signed it on February 1st. Then the amendment went to the States for ratification. The amendment reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party [...]


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