A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North-America on July 6, 1775

A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North-America on July 6, 1775

With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverence, employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live slaves.
The Stamp Act

The Stamp Act

March 22, 1765 An act for granting and applying certain stamp duties, and other duties, in the British colonies and plantations in America, towards further defraying the expences of defending, protecting, and securing the same; and for amending such parts of the several acts of parliament relating to the trade and revenues of the said […]
The Mecklenburg Resolves

The Mecklenburg Resolves

The Mecklenburg Resolves were created by the Mecklenburg County Committee of Safety on or after May 20, 1775, and were adopted by that same committee on May 31, 1775. This was just weeks after what is now considered the first battles in the American War for Independence at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.