SAVE OUR HISTORY DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE painting by John Trumbull. A painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  HOUCHRON CAPTION (07/03/1999):   Witness the signing of the Declaration of Independence re-created on the History Channel this weekend. HOUCHRON CAPTION (07/04/1999): John Trumbull's painting inspired this engraving depicting the drama of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.

Happy Independence Day 2023. Celebrate With This Great Documentary

Independence Day, celebrated on July 4th, commemorates the historic event when the United States of America declared its independence from British rule in 1776. It signifies the remarkable achievement of the 13 separate colonies in setting aside their animosity and bitterness towards one another to form a unified nation. Despite their diverse backgrounds and conflicting interests, the colonies recognized the common enemy in British oppression and embarked on a journey of compromise and collaboration. Through intense debates, negotiations, and the visionary leadership of figures like Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, the colonies found common ground, forged alliances, and ultimately ratified the U.S. Constitution, which established a strong federal government that balanced the powers of the states. Independence Day not only celebrates the birth of a nation founded on principles of freedom and equality but also serves as a reminder of the extraordinary ability of diverse individuals to unite and overcome adversity for a shared cause.

During this great holiday we recommend watching “The American Revolution” documentary series produced by Greystone Communications & The History Channel. This captivating and comprehensive documentary delves into the events, key figures, and ideological underpinnings of the American Revolution, providing a thorough understanding of the period while incorporating insightful analysis and compelling storytelling.

It is free and available to watch on YouTube:

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