Continental Congress

 
 

John Adams speech, Declaration of Independence, Continental Congress, 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, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor

I leave you with this to ponder as we end one day and begin another, still free, but not guaranteed….Wells “John Adams speech before the Continental Congress on Freedom and the reading of The Declaration Of Independence” John Adams – God Save The American States [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7Y1ougODMo&feature=player_embedded#]   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 to assume amongRead More


Tryon Resolves, Declaration of Independence, NC Hornets Nest in Revolution

Almost a year before the US Declaration of Independence was signed, a group of patriots in Tryon County NC, just west of Charlotte, signed The Tryon Resolves. The Tryon Resolves, signed in August 14, 1775, was a list of grievances against the British government in response to the battle of Lexington. During the revolution, the area around Charlotte was referred to as a hornet’s nest because of the fierce opposition the british encountered. In fact, one of the worst defeats the british suffered was at the Battle of Kings Mountain, just westRead More