Monthly Archives: June 2016

On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Vi

On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduces a resolution in the Continental Congress to declare independence. Jefferson notes, “The delegates from Virginia moved in obedience to instructions from their constituents that the Congress should declare that these … Continue reading

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6-4-1776 A British fleet led by Sir Pete

6-4-1776 A British fleet led by Sir Peter Parker approaches Charleston, South Carolina revolution240.com http://ow.ly/i/eno3G

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Thomas Paine’s Common Sense about indep

Thomas Paine’s Common Sense about independence will soon give way to a declaration. In June 1776 the youthful Thomas Jefferson and other Virginia delegates arrive in Philadelphia for the Continental Congress. “Writings of his [Jefferson’s] were handed about, remarkable for … Continue reading

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