A lot of history happened on July 4

By Emily Louise Bowman Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4 because that’s when, in 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, eventually transforming 13 English colonies into the United States of America. Whether by plan or by chance, a lot of other firsts happened on the Fourth of July. Here are a few:   ...
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Marking The Birth Of Our Great Nation (July 4)

Marking The Birth Of Our Great Nation (July 4) PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE In 1776 on this day, our founding fathers created, in Abraham Lincoln’s words, “a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”  For the first time in human history, a nation was brought into being recognizing, ...
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Charge d’affaires Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the 4th of July Reception (July 3)

Charge d’affaires Elizabeth Rood’s Remarks to Media at the 4th of July Reception   Q-n: about the 4th of July Reception Charge d’affaires Elizabeth Rood: It is a great pleasure to celebrate tonight the 243rd anniversary of the independence of the United States of America, and it is a special honor and pleasure to celebrate ...
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