Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Fourth Of July !!!

Happy Independence Day 2010 from The Little American and family!

Wishing you all a very festive and safe holiday celebration.


History of the Fourth


Thomas Jefferson’s Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence  (Library of Congress)
Thomas Jefferson's Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence (Library of Congress)

"Taxation without representation!" That was the battle cry of the 13 colonies in America that were forced to pay taxes to England's King George III with no representation in Parliament. As dissatisfaction grew, British troops were sent in to quell any signs of rebellion, and repeated attempts by the colonists to resolve the crisis without war proved fruitless.

On June 11, 1776, the colonies' Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia formed a committee with the express purpose of drafting a document that would formally sever their ties with Great Britain. The committee included Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. The document was crafted by Jefferson, who was considered the strongest and most eloquent writer. (Nevertheless, a total of 86 changes were made to his draft.) The final version was officially adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4.

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Janie's World said...

Adorable! The Little American is appropriate dressed. Sooo cute!

xinex said...

Happy 4th, Julio! Your little boy is just the cutest, especially in that outfit..Christine

Pigtown-Design said...

gawd! he is the cutest thing!

vignette design said...

Your Little American is so cute. Love him on that ticking sofa too. Hope you and yours had a wonderful 4th.