Thursday, July 4, 2013

[History in the Present]: Happy Independence Day 2013!!!


Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?


Over 200 years ago, we the United States became free. On July 4th, 1776 the United States declared independence from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. One of my favorite sentences is "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Freedom
Happiness
Liberty

God Bless America

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