Why we are Thankful for Fourth of July

by mshoemaker

Category: Blog

“In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America in General Congress Assembled.” – Declaration of Independence

On July 4, 1776, the final draft of the Declaration of Independence was approved giving us the Declaration of Independence that we know today.

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence

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Do you know who all 56 of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were?

Connecticut

Samuel Huntington (1731-1796)

Roger Sherman (1723-1793)

William Williams (1731-1811)

Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797)

Delaware

Thomas McKean (1734-1817)

George Read (1733-1798)

Caesar Rodney (1728-1784)

Georgia

Button Gwinnett (1735-1777)

Lyman Hall (1724-1790)

George Walton (1741-1804)

Maryland

Charles Carroll (1737-1832)

Samuel Chase (1741-1811)

William Paca (1740-1799)

Thomas Stone (1743-1787)

Massachusetts

John Adams (1735-1826)

Samuel Adams (1722-1803)

Elbridge Garry (1744-1814)

John Hancock (1737-1793)

Robert Treat Paine (1731-1814)

New Hampshire

Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795)

Matthew Thornton (1714-1803)

William Whipple (1730-1785)

New Jersey

Abraham Clark (1726-1794)

John Hart (1711-1779)

Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791)

Richard Stockton (1730-1781)

John Witherspoon (1723-1794)

New York

William Floyd (1734-1821)

Francis Lewis (1713-1802)

Philip Livingston (1716-1778)

Lewis Morris (1726-1798)

North Carolina

Joseph Hewes (1730-1779)

William Hooper (1742-1790)

John Penn (1740-1788)

Pennsylvania

George Clymer (1739-1813)

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Robert Morris (1734-1806)

John Morton (1725-1777)

George Ross (1730-1779)

Benjamin Rush (1745-1813)

James Smith (1719-1806)

George Taylor (1716-1781)

James Wilson (1742-1798)

South Carolina

Thomas Heyward, Jr. (1746-1809)

Thomas Lynch, Jr. (1749-1779)

Arthur Middleton (1742-1787)

Edward Rutledge (1749-1800)

Rhode Island

William Ellery (1727-1820)

Stephen Hopkins (1707-1785)

Virginia

Carter Braxton (1736-1797)

Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791)

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797)

Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794)

Thomas Nelson, Jr. (1738-1789)

George Wythe (1726-1806)

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