The Land of the Free
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?