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US: Happy Birthday And Love To Your Nation

US: Happy Birthday And Love To Your Nation


Kamala Sarup

July 4 is the traditional date for celebrating the independence of the U.S.A. .

Trick question: When did the U.S. declare its independence from Great Britain?

Incorrect answer: July 4, 1776.

Correct answer: July 2, 1776.

Reason: The delegates voted for independence on July 2; therefore, independence was effective immediately. However, the documentation had to be formalized, which took 2 more days. It was publicized on July 4, which became the traditional date for observing independence.

It is one thing to declare independence and another thing to achieve it, since G.B. considered this act one many in its rebellious colonies that had to be supressed. A long and bloody war was waged before the U.S. was able to defeat the British in a final victory in 1781. The Peace Treaty of 1783 between the two countries officially made the U.S. independent in fact.

Congress approves a Resolution of Independence introduced on June 7 by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. At this time, from the American point of view, the colonies cease to exist; that is, they are now independent (sovereign) states. However, Great Britain views them as rebellious colonies and attempts during the next five years to subdue them with force.

An American researcher Norm Stanly stated with me "Although I am mildly patriotic. From my readings in history, no country is a paradise, so I try to see the good and bad in every government and economy, including the USA.

If you see the Parliament of England (after March 26, 1707, Great Britain) passes a series of laws that favor its manufacturing and trading companies and raise government duty revenues at the expense of its colonies. These are collectively known as the Navigation Acts. During the same period, extensions of two British Currency Acts limit the amount of coinage in the colonies and prohibit their coining of money, which inhibit intercolonial trade. These laws cause discontent among the American colonies, particularly the 13 along the Atlantic seaboard, since they adversely affect their manufacturing and commerce.

Stanly said " On April 19, 1775, Revolutionary War begins with the battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, between about 4,000 patriot ("rebel") minutemen and militia and about 1,800 British troops. And June 14, at the same year congress adopts the New England and New York forces and appoints a committee to draft regulations for a Continental Army. It authorizes 10 companies of riflemen from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. This is the birthday of the U.S. Army and the Army Infantry. June 17, battle of Bunker Hill between about 2,000 patriots and 2,500 British troops occurs.

Patriots are forced to withdraw because of lack of ammunition after inflicted heavy losses on the British. This battle convinces Britain that defeating the rebels will not be easy. On October 13, congress authorizes the fitting out of two vessels to intercept ships carrying suppplies to British forces. This is the birthday of the U.S. Navy. November 10, congress authorizes two marine battalions. This is the birthday of the Marine Corps.

Independenc day and love to the nation is important in a democracy. Since many Americans had strong beliefs, independency day is necessary to protect American values.

Independenc day making the country strong and safer. The connection between Independence Day and the nation is that they use the values. But In the U.S., there were many stresses on democracy. The slavery issue was the most significant and bloody and almost resulted in the U.S. becoming two countries, North and South of the 36th latitude in the 1860s.

In the last half of the 19th century in the U.S., excessive wealth and power concentration associated with industrial development resulted in many bloody work stoppages and strikes.

In the U.S. in the 19th century, democracy worked to the excessive advantage of a privileged group only but gradually it was reformed so that the people at the bottom gained some share in wealth.

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Writer and journalist Kamala Sarup is an editor of peacejournalism.com. Some of the main focus of the e-magazine has been on disarmament, conflict resolution, nonviolent sanctions, conflicts and crises. Its activities include training,research and supports peace, democracy and development in societies undergoing crisis and change. Kamala Sarup is specialising in in-depth reporting and writing on Peace Resolutions, Anti war, Women, Terrorism, Democracy, Development, Politics and HIV/AIDS. She wrote and published many articles, books and research papers. Her interests include international conflict resolution, cross-cultural communication, philosophy, feminism, political, socio-economic and literature. Her current plans are to move on to humanitarian work in conflict areas in the near future. Kamala Sarup contributes regularly to World Security Network (WSN), Bangladesh.web, Webcommentary, Scoop Media, World press, News Blaze, California Chronicle.

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