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The History of American Independence

The national holiday of July 4th, is the day of "Independence Day"of the United States of America. It is a major landmark, synonymous with a founding act that still shapes the identity of the American nation.

English colony that developed at the discretion of the discovery of the "New World", the thriving US east coast for two centuries when tensions arise between the mainland and the colonial lands, mainly for economic issues of taxes and fees, around the year 1770. As early as 1767, the establishment of the Townshend Acts, involving taxation of products imported into the colonies, causing the ire of the settlers and soon a local resistance movement was born. The shares nevertheless remain isolated.

Gradually the thirteen colonies that make up British territory of North America, emit the desire to break free of the crown. It settled a true revolutionary climate within the strongholds of New England, Virginia or Philadelphia. The settlers no longer accept that the powers are dictated by the Parliament of Westminster, located thousands of kilometers away and where no elected official represents us.

Before the significant uprising risk, metropolitan troops are sent there to destroy a potential revolution in the bud. During the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770, British troops fired on opponents' crowd and killed 5 civilians which later became crucial in breaking the Anglo-American relations

New episode determining December 16, 1773 with the famous "Boston Tea Party". Residents of Massachusetts Bay, made ​​up as Mohawk Indians - very feared - boarded three merchant ships and discharged in the sea about 350 chests of tea, one of the most taxed products of the time. This event marks in many ways the beginning of a process leading to the war of independence and a fortiori the statement of 4 July 1776. The break is then consumed.

Meeting within the Continental Congress, between September and October 1774, 55 representatives from 12 of the 13 colonies (Georgia missing and join this assembly in 1775) decided to replicate after the establishment of the Coercive Acts, passed in the British Parliament after the insult of the Boston Tea Party. For the first time, the term "America" ​​is used to describe the alliance of the colonies. The war of independence broke out the following year, but it did not end until 1783.

Meanwhile, the Continental Congress met again on May 10, 1775 to adopt the United States Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, marking the secession from the British crown. Written collectively by John Adams, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston and Thomas Jefferson (the "Commitee of Five"), the statement is signed by 56 representatives, known as the "founding fathers". This major event is inseparable from the American identity and has since become the symbol of the birth of the United States of America, which have made it their national holiday.

 

Ideas to Celebrate the Independence Day

The national holiday of July 4th, is the day of "Independence Day"of the United States of America. It is a major landmark, synonymous with a founding act that still shapes the identity of the American nation.