Monday, July 4, 2011

Interdependence Day

On this date in 1776, a bunch of guys in Philadelphia signed a one page document that listed reasons why the American colonies should split off from the British Empire.  This document listed a bunch of gripes against King George III, but also made more abstract arguments based on current ideas about the philosophy of government.  The words and ideas in this document helped inspire people to fight a war of independence that lasted for eight years, and led to the founding of a new country.

And it didn't even use PowerPoint.

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