Sign Your Declaration of Financial Independence on July 4th!
In April 1775, armed conflict kicked off between several groups of American colonists and British soldiers. Initially, the American colonists were fighting for the rights they enjoyed as subjects of the British crown. Though the average American colonist was not supportive of independence efforts. However, as their British colonial overlords began cracking down on the colonialists, their pro-independence views intensified.
Moreover, King George III went before the British Parliament to condemn the colonies’ rebellious behavior. After ranting against the colonies, the King called on Parliament to increase the size of the British Army and Navy. News of the King’s decision to escalate the conflict made its way to the colonies in January 1776. This further hardened the revolutionaries’ resolve and made them fully give up on reconciling with the British Crown.
Things began to heat up in North Carolina in March 1776. In that fateful month, North Carolina’s revolutionary convention kicked things off by voting for independence, which set the stage for seven other colonies to follow in its footsteps by the middle of May. The following month, on June 7, the Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee put forward a motion calling for the 13 colonies’ independence at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Congress delayed the vote on Lee’s resolution and took a break for several weeks. The Congress delegates appointed a committee of five men, made up of John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, Robert R. Livingston of New York, and Roger Sherman of Connecticut. The members of this committee set out to draft the document that would later become the Declaration of Independence.
This revolutionary document stated that the colonists’ quest for independence became necessary due to the British government’s abusive behavior. The preamble of the declaration became world famous for the following passage:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable 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.”
The main body of the document listed off a series of grievances against the British Crown such as:
- Deployment of British soldiers to colonies without permission.
- Quartering British troops in the colonies.
- Limiting colonists’ ability to trade with the rest of the world.
- Taxation without a representation
After the Continental Congress reconvened on July 1, the delegates put the finishing touches on the declaration. On July 4, 1776, the Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence.
And from that point forward, history was made.
Alongside the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence forms part of the founding documents of the United States of America. More than just pieces of paper, these documents laid the groundwork for the creation of the freest and most prosperous civilization in human history.
246 years later, and this spirit of independence is still going strong despite the many obstacles we face. Right now, the country is confronting an increasingly unstable economic climate marked by high inflation. If the Founders could stave off the most powerful military of their epoch, braving a nasty bout of inflation should be no problem.
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