Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy July 4 and Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! On July 4, 1776 the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. The colonies decided the war against the English empire, started in 1775, was irreversible and followed Patrick Henry's words of "Give me liberty or give me death!"

The Revolutionary War started in 1775, reached a climax in 1781, and finally ended 1783. Military.com has excellent maps from the West Point Atlas of the various battles of the war.

The war started on Lexington Green spread globally. French, Dutch, Spanish, and Maratha remnants waged conflicts all across the globe. Great Britain won all the conflicts sans one. England learned from their errors and all other former British colonies were granted independence peacefully. Today the Anglosphere continues to advance peace and personal freedom as opposed to tyrannies on one side and the "progressive" politically correct states in Europe.


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Also, happy birthday to Mother of Catholicgauze! July 4th is special in my family!

1 comment:

x_claire_x said...

hi

just came across your blog randomly after clicking on the 'next blog' button from mine. my blog really has nothing to do with geography but its a subject that really interests me at school. keep up the good work! i look forward to checking back soon.

claire martin, scotland