Starflower

The Land of the Free

Creative Commons Monday July 4, 2011

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It's the 4th of July and so Today, in the USA, we are celebrating freedom and independence.

And though Fireworks are pretty, there is a lot more to this holiday than just blowing stuff up.

In 1620 the Mayflower compact was signed abord the mayflower on the way to the New world. This document did not declare independance from the british but simply laid down their reason and goals in becoming colonists.

It was not until July 4 of 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was signed by congress at the end of the American revolutionary War. This document declared our independence from the British as well as laying down the values held by the government and the people as a nation.

Finally on September 17 of 1787, the constitution of the United Sates was signed, laying down the structure and laws of the government as well as stating the freedom of religion that was to be found in the USA.

I gladly pledge aligiance to the united states of america. if you're an american, do you?

It's the 4th of July and so Today, in the USA, we are celebrating freedom and independence. And though Fireworks are pretty, there is a lot more to this holiday than just blowing stuff up.
In 1620 the Mayflower compact was signed abord the mayflower on the way to the New world. This document did not declare independance from the british but simply laid down their reason and goals in becoming colonists. Image source(s)compact.jpg
It was not until July 4 of 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was signed by congress at the end of the American revolutionary War. This document declared our independence from the British as well as laying down the values held by the government and the people as a nation. Image source(s)declaration_big_enhanced.jpg
Finally on September 17 of 1787, the constitution of the United Sates was signed, laying down the structure and laws of the government as well as stating the freedom of religion that was to be found in the USA. Image source(s)constit1.jpg
I gladly pledge aligiance to the united states of america. if you're an american, do you?

20 comments | 7 people | 2 languages | 3 countries

relish
relish 3 yrs ago from United States

I DO!!!!!!!!!

Mr P.
Mr P. 3 yrs ago from France

Good work and nicely illustrated. You get an A+++++ !!! ;-)))

Mr P.
Mr P. 3 yrs ago from France

You should illistrate the day the French people offered the Statue of Liberty to the USA. one hundred years later.

relish
relish 3 yrs ago from United States

that is a great idea!!

Starflower
Starflower 3 yrs ago from United States

I'll make a note of that for a possible future comic. :)

Anf thankyou for your kind words. ^_^ I'm very pleased with how this came together.

Cornel P
Cornel P 3 yrs ago from United States

Very well said! :)

Starflower
Starflower 3 yrs ago from United States

Thankyou. =)

ErikaBanuelos
ErikaBanuelos 3 yrs ago from United States

Well, I'm not American, but I'll show my respect! :) After all, I live in the U.S.

Starflower
Starflower 3 yrs ago from United States

Thankyou. ^_^ And you're Mexican, right?

ErikaBanuelos
ErikaBanuelos 3 yrs ago from United States

Yes.

SunflowersAndFox
SunflowersAndFox 3 yrs ago from United States

more american history... i go through this in april too, wake up at 4:30 on the 19th -.-

Starflower
Starflower 3 yrs ago from United States

I love US history. ^_^ I'm taking a Government/Economics class next year but after that I get to take US history! I'm so excited for it!

ErikaBanuelos
ErikaBanuelos 3 yrs ago from United States

I was going to take Economics, but they cut the class. So now, I'm just taking Government. :/

Starflower
Starflower 3 yrs ago from United States

At my school it's one class. Gov/Econ. =) Both of them are things that interest me so I'm looking forward to it.

SunflowersAndFox
SunflowersAndFox 3 yrs ago from United States

I'm taking U.S. history from 1770-1850 next year :D. What I meant by "wake up at 4:30 on the 19th of april" was that I live in Middlesex county in Massachusetts, and it's like a "thing" that everyone goes to see the reenactments of the Battles at Lexington and Concord(the first battles of the American Revolution). Since the actual battle was at about 6:30 in the morning(in lexington), that's when the reenactment is. :P

SunflowersAndFox
SunflowersAndFox 3 yrs ago from United States

we also don't have school that day

ErikaBanuelos
ErikaBanuelos 3 yrs ago from United States

That's cool!

Starflower
Starflower 3 yrs ago from United States

That is so cool! I'll have to keep that in mind and visit there some time. I love historical reenactments.

Meels3
Meels3 3 yrs ago from United States

I do!

Starflower
Starflower 3 yrs ago from United States

If your at all curious about US history this site is a really good resource: http://www.ushistory.org/

They also have the various historical documents as well as speeches for the US freely avaliable to read. ^_^ The Constitution is a bit confusing but I found it also facinating. Part of that, though, is because I've always been interested in politics.

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