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This presentation starts out with a slide show consisting of cityscape artwork done by my brother's friend and patriotic pictures, put to the music of the National Anthem sung by Whitney Houston, followed by a fantastic fireworks display recorded from the our roof top in Las Vegas.
Contributed by Brian Reynolds
Dolly Madison, as Washington DC burned during the War of 1812, saved both a portrait of George Washington as well as the Declaration of Independence from falling into British hands- certain doom for both items
Contributed by Nicholas Kapsimalis
July 4th was the point of no return for the 13 now independent colonies. Before then the colonies still wanted to be a part of England and stated that they were still loyal to the king. However, when the king rejected the Olive Branch Petition, a document where the colonists proclaimed their loyalty to the king and pleaded with him to stop fighting, they faced the facts they were at the crossroads and could not return to England safely. So they asked Thomas Jefferson to draft the Declaration of Independence. 55 men signed the document, and in controversy America was born
Contributed by Erika Seda