Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Happy July 4th and the men who signed The Declaration of Independence



56 men signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

The Declaration is forever known for this:

"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."

The signers understood the risk in putting their name on this document. This is how they concluded the declaration:

"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

This is a list of the men who signed the document. Let's remember them today:

Delaware
George Read
Caesar Rodney
Thomas McKean

Pennsylvania
George Clymer
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Morris
John Morton
Benjamin Rush
George Ross
James Smith
James Wilson
George Taylor

Massachusetts
John Adams
Samuel Adams
John Hancock
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry

New Hampshire
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Matthew Thornton

Rhode Island
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery

New York
Lewis Morris
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
William Floyd

Georgia
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton

Virginia
Richard Henry Lee
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Jefferson
George Wythe
Thomas Nelson, Jr.

North Carolina
William Hooper
John Penn
Joseph Hewes

South Carolina
Edward Rutledge
Arthur Middleton
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Thomas Heyward, Jr.

New Jersey
Abraham Clark
John Hart
Francis Hopkinson
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon

Connecticut
Samuel Huntington
Roger Sherman
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott

Maryland
Charles Carroll
Samuel Chase
Thomas Stone
William Paca

Happy July 4th! Enjoy this video about the flag:



PLEASE SUPPORT OUR BLOG AND RADIO SHOW

FOLLOW MY BLOG

LISTEN TO OUR RECENT SHOWS

Check Out Politics Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Silvio Canto Jr on BlogTalkRadio

Follow by Email

MY TWITTER

FACEBOOK

Search This Blog