The Independence Hall in Philadelphia, was the birthplace of America. It was here that a new nation is born. It was here that the Declaration of Independence was first adopted in 4th July 1776, and later also became the birthplace of U.S. Constitution in 1787. Upon the declaration of independence, the United States Of America announced its arrival in world stage. Who knew then that this new nation is going to play a leading role in world history for the next two hundred years and as World’s Number One Superpower in the foreseeable future.
A brief History of American Independence
In 1600, European colonists had begun to arrive in America, mostly the British, French and Spanish. By 1770s, there were 13 British colonies along the Atlantic coast. Starting from 1765, the Americans rejected the British Parliament to tax them without consultation. The 13 American colonies refused to pay, a war with the British was inevitable, thus began the American Revolution (1775-1883), or the War Of Independence.
The Declaration Of Independence made the Independence Hall became the iconic building in Philadelphia, it was a declared World Heritage Site.
The initial 13 states that formed the United States Of America in the Declaration Of Independence.
Part of the American flag consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, the 13 stripes represent the 13 British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and became the first states in the Union. source : Wikipedia
After Independence, the United States expanded westward from 1807 – 1912, the initial 13 states grew to 50 states. The westward expansion is interesting, except the territorial dispute with Mexico, it was almost a bloodless transition, as most of which were incorporated territories from colonies of United Kingdom and Spain. I tried to find a brief 3-5 minutes video on this topic, not many exists. This one could be informative:
The Statue Of Liberty was a gift from French in 1886 to commemorate American Independence Day. The French had supported the Americans financially and with military resources, they even entered the Revolutionary War in 1778.
It’s an honour to be in the birth place of such an important chapter in World History.
A brief history of American Independence
European colonists had arrived in America since 1600, mainly the French , Spanish and English. By 1770s, the British had 13 colonies under them. When taxes were imposed by the England government without consultation with the local Americans , the latter decided to act, thus began the American Revolution or War Of Independence (1775-1783). Eventually, a peace treaty in 1783 confirmed the new nation’s complete separation from Great Britain.
Prior to the war, the British had a hundred years of military victory, against the powerful French and Spanish. The American War Of Independence was not only interesting and puzzling as well. How on earth did the American who has no war experience fought and even won the Great Britain?
Ride on a horse carriage, it’s the only transportation which is allowed to get close to the Hall.
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