04 July 2015

On This Day: Declaration of Independence is adopted

It was On This Day in 1776 that our Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. This declaration basically announced the independence of our young nation from Great Britain. It denounced the King. Essentially, this document united the colonies against Britain and her rules.



It was not until 1783 however, upon the signing of the Treaty of Paris with Britain, that the United States of America truly became our own free and independent nation.

Sources:
Declaration of Independence. Archives.gov. 

This Day in History.  History.com. 4 July 1776.
 

 
On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
                
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.