Tag Archives: Independence Day

Guns and Ships for the 4th of July

While the first half of Hamilton deals explicitly with the American Revolution, it does not deal specifically with the Declaration of Independence.  This is not surprising, since Alexander Hamilton was not at the Second Continental Congress. Of course, this is … Continue reading

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The Second of July, According to John Adams

The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, … Continue reading

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Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass’s Fourth of July Speech

I haven’t read this since I was thirteen. This is far better than I remember. It is an excellent speech, and a very brave speech. (I’d kill to write like this.) “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” Fellow … Continue reading

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Independence Day: ID4

This is a post from Honest Trailer for the movie Independence Day.  It’s hilarious. Here’s another Cinema Sins video for Independence Day.  You MUST watch this video until the very end.  The best joke is at the very end. Lastly, … Continue reading

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