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The Declaration of Independence 1776 

and 

the Treaty of Paris 1783.

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

          The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America.

          When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.

          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 -- That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive to these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shown that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the present King of Great- Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World

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The Declaration of Independence 1776 and the Treaty of Paris 1783. 

those and more to be found here http://www.law.ou.edu/hist

 

 

 


 

Treaty of Paris

 

In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity.

          It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the hearts of the most serene and most potent Prince George the Third, by the grace of God, king of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, duke of Brunswick and Lunebourg, arch- treasurer and prince elector of the Holy Roman Empire etc., and of the United States of America, to forget all past misunderstandings and differences that have unhappily interrupted the good correspondence and friendship which they mutually wish to restore, and to establish such a beneficial and satisfactory intercourse , between the two countries upon the ground of reciprocal advantages and mutual convenience as may promote and secure to both perpetual peace and harmony; and having for this desirable end already laid the foundation of peace and reconciliation by the Provisional Articles signed at Paris on the 30th of November 1782, by the commissioners empowered on each part, which articles were agreed to be inserted in and constitute the Treaty of Peace proposed to be concluded between the Crown of Great Britain and the said United States, but which treaty was not to be concluded until terms of peace should be agreed upon between Great Britain and France and his Britannic Majesty should be ready to conclude such treaty accordingly;

This has 10 articles in it.

you can read the rest at:

The Declaration of Independence 1776 and the Treaty of Paris 1783. 

those and more to be found here http://www.law.ou.edu/hist

 

 


 

 

                              

History of the United States Of America Flag

The United States Flag is the third oldest of the National Standards of the world; older than the Union Jack of Britain or the Tricolor of France.

The flag was first authorized by Congress June 14, 1777. This date is now observed as Flag Day throughout America.

The flag was first flown from Fort Stanwix, on the site of the present city of Rome, New York, on August 3, 1777. It was first under fire for three days later in the Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777

History of the United States of America Flag:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_United_States

"This flag means more than association and reward.  It is the symbol of our national unity, our national endeavor, our national aspiration.  It tells you of the struggle for independence, of union preserved of liberty and union one and inseparable, of the sacrifices of brave men and women to whom the ideals and honor of this nation have been dearer than life.

"It means America first, it means an undivided allegiance.  It means that you cannot be saved by the valor and devotion of your ancestors, that to each generation comes its patriotic duty, and that upon your willingness to sacrifice and endure as those before you have sacrificed and endured rests the national hope.

"It speaks of equal rights; of the inspiration of free institutions exemplified and vindicated, of liberty under law intelligently conceived and impartially administered."

Charles Evans Hughes

11th Chief Justice of the United States

http://www.homeofheroes.com/hallofheroes/1st_floor/flag/1bfa_hist.html

 

 

  

History of the Canadian Flag

"The flag is the symbol of the nation's unity, for it, beyond any doubt, represents all the citizens of Canada without distinction of race, language, belief or opinion."

Words spoken by Honourable Maurice Bourget, Speaker of the Senate during the inauguration of the new Canadian flag in 1965.

Canada has had many national flags since it was discovered by the Europeans.  The current Canadian Flag was founded in February 15, 1965.  It was one of the options for a new Canadian Flag.  Former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson decided that Canada needed a new, and unique Canadian Flag. 

There were many options open for the Committee to choose the National Flag of Canada, but it eliminated the choices to three: The Red Ensign with the fleur-de-lis and the Royal Union Flag, the three-leaf design, and a single red Norway Maple leaf on a white square on a red flag. 

The Committee chose the Maple Leaf Flag.  In January 28th, 1965, it was proclaimed by Queen Elizabeth the second, and was inaugurated on February 15, 1965.

History of the Canadian Flag:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Canada

 

 

 

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