The date, i.e. 2nd August, is a remarkable date for the Americans. It is a very important date for them as a major historical moment ‘SIGNING OF THE US DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE’ took place on this very date.
Great Britain had been a powerful nation in the international scene ever since its existence. Conquering great countries such as India, it had been ruling over a massive area of America. The Declaration proclaimed that the thirteen colonies (at that time on war with Great Britain) were now a sovereign and independent nation and thus no part of the mighty British Empire.
According to historians and sources of information, the draft was approved on July 4 and its signing took place on this date, i.e. 2nd August 1776. However, the fixed date is yet a matter of dispute.
The Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration on 4th July 1776 with 12 out of the 13 colonies voting for the independence. The venue of this major historical moment was ‘THE INDEPENDENCE HALL’ located in the city of Philadelphia.
The mighty ones:
The following is a list of all the delegates who signed the declaration and contributed towards a major step in the formation of what is today called ‘ The United States of America’. The names of those gentlemen are:
President of Congress
John Hancock (Massachusetts Bay)
Robert Treat Paine
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
33. Caesar Rodney
- George Read
- Thomas McKean
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
The Closure: Complete independence from anyone or anything is welcomed by all happily. The day of 2nd August is very important for the native Americans as well as for the world.