"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds 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."
On July 4th, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed, declaring our independence from Great Britain. It wasn't until 7 years later on September 3, 1783 that Great Britain formally recognized the United States as independent. We of course celebrate our independence on the 4th of July because that's when our forefathers all agreed that enough was enough & we were independent.
I hope that you're all enjoying your long weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with a recap of my weekend.