A Nation Born In Revolution
England ruled a little nation growing in a land far away and imposed it's monarchy through a system intended to keep the people in subjection. Part of that system was taxation which people in the tiny nation forming across the ocean resented and so they decided to break away from English rule once and for all and form a completely independent nation calling
it America. The revolution began with the Boston Tea Party which was an official notice to England that the citizens of America would not submit to British authority any more. This eventually led to the Revolutionary War and the complete freedom of America from the rule of any foreign nation. Patriots shed their blood to buy those freedoms and then wrote their own laws in the form of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and Bill of Rights. A nation was born that would grow from a few colonies into a strong nation of fifty states. In 2018 we celebrate 242 years a sovereign nation; the most powerful in the world.
The Declaration of Independence
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
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John F. Kennedy Reciting the
Declaration Of Independence