Mark Muller | Mar 25, 2021 | 0
AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY 2021 | WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 245YRS ON
“LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS”
A key phrase in the Independence Day declaration document. The fight for American freedom, which started in 1776 continues in 2021. It’s 245 years on and now the fight for Black Lives Matter, matters and is taken globally. This happens because George Floyd is brutally murdered on, 25 May 2020.
Then on January 6, 2021, the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., is stormed during a riot and violent attack against the U.S. Congress. Devastating to Americans, the fight for Justice and Freedom continues.
Finally, in 2021, see’s All Lives Matter, Coronavirus is devastating Americans, many lose lives and livelihood, and globally the fight for survival goes on. The vaccine is finally rolled out to save as many lives as possible.
“God Bless America!” words by Henry Irving
When is Independence Day in 2021?
This year the Fourth of July is on a Sunday. Declared a National Holiday in 1941. Independence Day is a federal holiday commemorating the Declaration of Independence in 1776, on July 4.
This year Independence Day falls on a Sunday, the following day, Monday will be a Federal Holiday and a State Holiday in all states apart from Texas.
Texas, State has its own Independence day in March each year, celebrated on the date of the official Texas Declaration of Independence, March 2, 1836.
The History of Independence Day!
To understand Independence Day, it’s important to understand some key events and significant happenings that ultimately led to the declaration.
A Brief Overview of these Events in order.
- In the beginning, King George iii, of Britain 1763 – 1776, subjected colonial America to harsh Taxes and Laws. In 1765, the Stamp Act is yet another tax on colonials.
- The British Parliament’s so-called Stamp Act taxes the colonists on any piece of printed paper. This included newspapers, legal documents, ships’ papers, and went as far as taxing playing cards.
- Boston 1770, Shots Heard. British soldiers fire shots that kill 47-year-old Crispus Attucks, the first American and black man to die along with three other colonists in the Boston Massacre.
- Then again in Boston, the year is 1773, just three years later, another uprising, this time it is the Boston Tea Party. Colonists use disguises to take over a British ship, once aboard they dump all the British tea overboard to avoid paying the taxes for it.
- It is April 19, 1775, colonists and British troops fire shots, during the Battles of Lexington and Concord (Mass.).This starts the American Revolution. Conflicts and tension between Britain and American colonists continued to mount.
- Eventually delegates from 13 American colonies decide to officially declare Independence from Britain.
- Finally, on July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress vote’s for independence from Britain.
- Thomas Jefferson, is the one selected to compose the original first draft of the United States Day of Independence.
John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Jefferson edit the final draft.
- Two days later, the 4th of July, the Congress approved the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. It adopts the declaration and proclaims its independence from Britain.
- The actual signing of the final document only took place on August 2, 1776.
- In 1870, The U.S. Congress make’s Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees.
- The Statue of Liberty is formally presented to the United States by the people of France on the July 4, 1884
- Congress declares Independence Day to be a paid federal holiday in 1941.
Americans Patriots start establishing Independence Day traditions in 1950. This is one of the most celebrated American holidays.
Expect to see parades of all kinds, flag-raising ceremonies, fireworks, barbecues, and picnics throughout the country.
Abraham Lincoln’s iconic Address in Independence Hall.
On Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural journey to Washington, president- elect’s train stopped in Philadelphia, at the site where the Declaration of Independence had been signed.
One of the most famous statements in the speech by Abraham Lincoln at Independence-hall was,
“I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence.”
In 2021, have you planned your child’s – INDEPENDENCE.
- Do you have a child aged 2 to 14?
- Do you want them to be successful in life?
- Do you concern yourself about your child’s future?
- Do you want to give them an unfair advantage over other children?
** Here’s my #1 teaching recommendation to leap-frog your child ahead, make your child smarter, brighter, and more intelligent.
Give your child the gift of a better life with an early learning program that will set them apart from others.
Make your Independence Day count! Give a gift that keeps on giving.
“LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS” is in the choices we make.