Skip to comments.The American Flag Daily: Caesar Rodney's Ride
Posted on 07/01/2014 6:07:32 AM PDT by Master Zinja
With the Delaware delegation deadlocked on the question of approving the Declaration of Independence in the Continental Congress, Caesar Rodney rode 70 miles in a thunderstorm the night of July 1, 1776 to arrive in Philadelphia as the vote for independence began the next morning. Rodney cast the deciding vote for Delaware in favor of independence, and would eventually sign the Declaration on August 2, 1776. Rodney's ride is depicted on the back of the Delaware quarter, issued in 1999.
Good thing he didn’t take 495 or we’d still be British.
Yeah or we’d all be speaking English! oh...
One can only”Wonder”at how Mr. Rodney would view Joe”Bite-Me”???
Caesar Rodney's Ride is shown here and like much else in the movie (and play) many liberties are taken with actual history, but in defense, it is a comedy musical. I'd love to teach history starting with this movie and then use it to dive into the complexities that it can only give light coverage.
The key to humor an element of truth. Well played.
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