Independence Day

In 1775 the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, Pa and appointed a committee of five men to work on a draft of  what would become the Declaration of Independence. This committee consisted of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston. Jefferson was chosen by the members to draft the Declaration. It was  submitted to Congress on June 28, 1776.

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The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776 and signed by the President of the Continental Congress, John Hancock. This is reason why we celebrate the Independence Day on the fourth of July. July 4th, 1776 was the day the United States became an independent state from England.

The flag of the United Sates contains 13 horizontal stripes, seven are red alternating with six white stripes. The stripes represent the original 13 Colonies and the stars represent the 50 states of the Union today. The colors of the flag are also symbolic; red symbolizes hardness and valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.


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