99. When do we celebrate Independence Day?

When do we celebrate Independence Day - July 4th

July 4 In the United States, we celebrate Independence Day on July 4 to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. After signing the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote to his wife, “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival.” […]

63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted - July 4 1776

July 4, 1776 In 1774, representatives from 12 of the 13 colonies met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the First Continental Congress. Of the 13 colonies, only Georgia was absent. These representatives were angry about British laws that treated them unfairly. They began to organize an army. The Second Continental Congress met in 1775 after fighting […]

12. What is the “rule of law”?

What is the rule of law - Everyone must follow the law

Everyone must follow the law. Leaders must obey the law. Government must obey the law. No one is above the law. John Adams was one of the Founding Fathers and the second president of the United States. He wrote that our country is, “a government of laws, and not of men.” No person or group […]