Today, as more than half our American people should know what day it is, not all many people don’t really know what this special day is about. Don’t worry, I’ll have all the notes about it since I’m studying to become a political science.
So this day, the Fourth of July, is when our Founding Fathers sign the Declaration of Independence. You are wondering who are the Founding Fathers right? Well, it starts from the time that the British and the colonist started fighting in the Battle of Lexington and Concord because the British believed that the colonist were hiding armory in the town of Concord.
So King George Hanover III, supposedly the last king the colonist had before claiming Independence, heard that the colonist is not exporting their armory to England. So he wanted his stuff and send about more than 3o0 armed men to Boston. They blocked Boston and left some troops behind to go to Concord. Before the remaining troops that were going to Concord to retrieve the supplies, the colonists have spread the word already, with the help of Paul Revere, to tell the people in Concord to retreat the supplies and leave the place at once.
This notification also included the minutemen to be ready. By the time the British troops got to Lexington, MA, the minutemen were already ready to resist the troops. This mystery is still unknown, but the first shot got released and the battle started. The battle continued until they got on the Concord Bridge. Though by that time, the supplies and the people guarding the stuff are already gone, what was the point for the troops to be there. So the British troops retreated and went all the way to Boston.
So due to the battle, the delegates from each state meet up again on the Second Continental Congress in the Summer of 1776. They wanted to be precautions about protecting the people, so they created the Continental Army, as George Washington as Commander of the army. During those hot days in the, one person wanted to announce Independence from Britain, but not all the delegates didn’t like the grumpy old John Adams. So with the help of Benjamin Franklin, they convinced Richard Henry Lee to go to their state delegation to view Independence from Britain. So the wait comes and the next day, they do the last few agreements before everyone leaves and just in time did Lee came that he announced that the state delegates in Virginia is wanting Independence from Britain. That got Adams and Franklin happy. So all delegates from each state agrees about forming the Independence Committee.
The Independence Committee chose Jefferson to write the finest delicate paper in just two days. It was a victory for Adams because Thomas got it done before the delegates think of how long it would take for the paper to be done.
So the summer of 1776 was a crucial one. A lot of the things that Jefferson posted got deleted because some of these delegates were ministers, others were rich plantation owners, others were drunken crazy people, and others were inventors and writers. There was a huge issue about it that took almost two days to resolve and that had to do with slavery. Those in the South were against what it said that everything and everyone is a slave to King George. Adams approved of it and was on the verge to fight the southern delegates to keep it, but it was impossible to get them out of their head. So Jefferson decided to go to the desk and drop the phrase so no more they could fight about it. It was technically approved in July 2, 1776, but the final copy got done in July 4th, 1776, each delegate of each country agrees to sign it, but it took weeks and months for the document to be completely signed. It needed more convincing about why are we even fighting for independence.
So it took all summer to get Independence from Britain. Although it took a lot of planning and problems involve, they knew that they couldn’t do it anymore more of what Britain is doing to them. They didn’t get representation in Parliament, so how would they do to be heard, by writing a paper asking for independence.
So to speak… This is no day to celebrate. This is a day to respect this country of the struggles the Founding Fathers did to get away from the grasps of the British king and Parliament. This is no day to treat other people like shit and eat bar-be-que during the day. This is no day to pop fireworks. This is a day to know that we’re struggling to get freedom for future generations. We still are. So think twice about what are you doing today and give a memorial for the birth of our country. Not celebrate it because that’s just more mass production being made for this day. It’s just another government day, meaning that you need to respect this important day.
Any comments? Keep them short, clear, and to the point. So this is Diana reporting that this country deserves more knowledge and respect about our history. Also, Happy Birthday United States of America!