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 […]

62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence - Thomas Jefferson

(Thomas) Jefferson Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He was a very important political leader and thinker. Some of the most important ideas about the American government are found in the Declaration of Independence, such as the idea that all people are created equal. Another important idea is that people are born […]

51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

What are two rights of everyone living in the United States

freedom of expression freedom of speech freedom of assembly freedom to petition the government freedom of religion the right to bear arms Thomas Jefferson said, “[The] best principles [of our republic] secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.” Millions of immigrants have come to America to have these rights. The Constitution and […]

9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence

life liberty pursuit of happiness The Declaration of Independence lists three rights that the Founding Fathers considered to be natural and “unalienable.” They are the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These ideas about freedom and individual rights were the basis for declaring America’s independence. Thomas Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers […]

8. What did the Declaration of Independence do?

What did the Declaration of Independence do

announced our independence (from Great Britain) declared our independence (from Great Britain) said that the United States is free (from Great Britain) The Declaration of Independence contains important ideas about the American system of government. The Declaration of Independence states that all people are created equal and have “certain unalienable rights.” These are rights that […]