In 1776, Great Britain kept trying to make the colonists follow more rules and pay higher taxes. The colonist no longer wanted Great Britain to be able to tell them what to do, so they decided to tell Great Britain that they were becoming an independent country.
On June 28, 1776, a group of patriots met to read Thomas Jefferson's "fair" copy of our declaration. After a few minor revision, this document was adopted on July 4, 1776; "Independence Day."
The Declaration of Independence is more than just a piece of paper. It is a symbol of our country's Independence and commitment to certain ideas.
The signers of the Declaration of Independence wanted the citizens of the United States to have a document that spelled out what was important to our leaders and citizens. They wanted us to be able to look at the Declaration of Independence and immediately think of the goals we should always be working for, and about the people who have fought so hard to make these ideas possible.
My wish for America is that we all can look back to the original ideal, the bravery of the original framers of our endearing freedom, and put aside partisan bickering and do what is right for all of the citizens of the United States of America. That is my birthday wish, and I know that I blew out all of the candles - how about you?