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  • Religious Affiliation of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2010 4:53:44 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 116 replies
    adherents.com ^ | Dec 2005 | adherents.com
    Religious Affiliation of the Signers of theDeclaration of Independence Religious Affiliation # ofsigners % ofsigners Episcopalian/Anglican 32 57.1% Congregationalist 13 23.2% Presbyterian 12 21.4% Quaker 2 3.6% Unitarian or Universalist 2 3.6% Catholic 1 1.8% TOTAL 56 100% Name of Signer State Religious Affiliation Charles Carroll Maryland Catholic Samuel Huntington Connecticut Congregationalist Roger Sherman Connecticut Congregationalist William Williams Connecticut Congregationalist Oliver Wolcott Connecticut Congregationalist Lyman Hall Georgia Congregationalist Samuel Adams Massachusetts Congregationalist John Hancock Massachusetts Congregationalist Josiah Bartlett New Hampshire Congregationalist William Whipple New Hampshire Congregationalist William Ellery Rhode Island Congregationalist John Adams Massachusetts Congregationalist; Unitarian Robert Treat Paine Massachusetts...
  • Rethinking the Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2010 12:53:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2010 | Brion McClanahan
    Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1825 that he intended the Declaration of Independence to be “an expression of the American mind, and to give to that expression the proper tone and spirit called for by the occasion.” Yet, he did not propose the Declaration should “find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of….” The last statement is the clearest articulation of what Jefferson and other members of the founding generation thought of the Declaration. It was a restatement of the rights of Englishmen, modeled in large part by previous works of English and American law. The Declaration was...
  • Speech on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (Coolidge, 1926)

    07/04/2010 9:48:26 AM PDT · by Yardstick · 13 replies
    We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it the more wonderful. But how our interest and wonder increase when we behold the miracle of the birth of a new nation. It is to pay our tribute of reverence and respect to those who participated in such a mighty event that we annually observe the fourth day of July. Whatever may have been the impression created...
  • Does the Declaration of Independence Tell the Truth? (How are these truths "self-evident" ?)

    07/04/2010 7:03:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 125 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 07/04/2010 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    At this time of the year, while most U.S. citizens are contemplating U.S. independence and the Declaration of Independence, I ask myself why, in 19 years of teaching in the New York Public Schools, I have not once heard the students gathered to sing in any assembly or forum "America the Beautiful," " God Bless America," or "My Country ‘Tis of Thee?"  The National Anthem has only been sung once a year at the graduation ceremonies.  This serious omission of patriotic fervor can be attributed to the leftist influence on the school system.  Most leftists believe the Declaration of Independence...
  • Jefferson changed 'subjects' to 'citizens' in Declaration of Independence

    07/03/2010 3:00:07 PM PDT · by justlurking · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2010-07-03 | Marc Kaufman
    "Subjects." That's what Thomas Jefferson first wrote in an early draft of the Declaration of Independence to describe the people of the 13 colonies. But in a moment when history took a sharp turn, Jefferson sought quite methodically to expunge the word, to wipe it out of existence and write over it. Many words were crossed out and replaced in the draft, but only one was obliterated. Over the smudge, Jefferson then wrote the word "citizens." No longer subjects to the crown, the colonists became something different: a people whose allegiance was to one another, not to a faraway monarch....
  • Jefferson changed 'subjects' to 'citizens' in Declaration of Independence

    07/03/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT · by An Old Man · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 3, 2010 | Marc Kaufman
    "Subjects." That's what Thomas Jefferson first wrote in an early draft of the Declaration of Independence to describe the people of the 13 colonies. - - - - - B I G - - - - - - -S N I P - - - - But in a moment when history took a sharp turn, Jefferson sought quite methodically to expunge the word, to wipe it out of existence and write over it. Many words were crossed out and replaced in the draft, but only one was obliterated. Over the smudge, Jefferson then wrote the word "citizens."
  • US Catholics Reflect on the Declaration of Independence: Do we Still Hold These truths?

    07/03/2010 4:08:00 AM PDT · by tcg · 3 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/3/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    '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. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men" The Declaration of Independence was the birth certificate of the United States of America. The principles they communicate have informed our history as a free people and inspired our neighbors in other parts of the world to stand up against all forms of tyranny. As we reflect upon the text this weekend we need...
  • Thomas Jefferson Used ‘Subjects’ Instead of ‘Citizens’ in Early Declaration of Independence

    07/02/2010 10:08:50 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | 02 Jul 2010 | staff reporter
    WASHINGTON - Library of Congress officials say Thomas Jefferson made a Freudian slip while penning a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence. In an early draft of the document, which is kept under lock and key in one of the Library's vaults, Jefferson referred to the American population as "subjects," then replaced it with the word "citizens," a term he used frequently throughout the final draft.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2010 8:13:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | July 4, 2010 | annem040359
    “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 among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that...
  • IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

    07/04/2008 1:51:11 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 156 replies · 802+ views
    July 4, 1776 | 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 to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that...
  • Don Adams Update: Teamsters File Motion to Recover $62,673.46 in Fees and Costs

    09/25/2003 9:20:46 PM PDT · by Physicist · 93 replies · 1,706+ views
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania | September 18, 2003 | Thomas H. Kohn
    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA   DON ADAMS, ET AL.,     PLAINTIFFS        v.   TEAMSTERS LOCAL 115, ET AL.,     DEFENDANTS   CIVIL ACTIONNO. 99-CV-4910   MOTION FOR ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTSON BEHALF OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL 115 Defendant Teamsters Local Union No. 115, by and through its attorneys, Markowitz & Richman, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1988, hereby moves for an award of attorney's fees and costs, and states in support thereof as follows: Plaintiffs Don and Theresa Adams initiated this civil action pursuant to the Civil Rights statutes of the United States, 42 U.S.C....
  • What Happened To The 56 Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence?

    07/04/2002 5:25:36 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 9 replies · 792+ views
    American Family Tradition ^ | July 1, 2002 | staff
    Share Your Family Custom, Tradition or Ritual      What happened to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence? Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?  Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.  Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army, another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.  They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor....