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Friday, July 3, 2009

OBQD: The movement was spreading upward

Strictly speaking, the movement for the break with Great Britain was spreading upward from the colonies to the Continental Congress, rather than downward to the colonies from the congress. ... 


Thoroughly aroused by the surge of revolutionary temper from below and incited by daring spirits among its members, the Continental Congress girded itself for final action. On June 7, Richard Henry Lee, speaking for the Virginia delegation, moved that, “these united colonies are, and out to be, free and independent states.” But cautious men prevented the immediate adoption of the resolution and congress did no more than authorize the appointment of a committee to draw up a declaration of independence. Yielding at length to popular demands, the Congress, by an almost unanimous vote, on July 2 approved a resolution in favor of independence.


... A draft of the document was first prepared by Jefferson. It was then reviewed by his colleagues. ... For example, Jefferson had written, “We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable.” Later, it was modified. ... Congress formally approved the document on July 4. ...


(Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard. Beard’s Basic History of the United States. 1944.)


The movement was spreading upward. Enjoy your Independence Day TEA parties! 

2 comments:

matthiasj said...

Happy Independence Day Marica!

matthiasj
Kentucky Preppers Network

Marica said...

Back at ya, Matt!

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