Sunday, April 12, 2015

Today In History - The Halifax Resolves - First Offical Call For Independence

On April 12, 1776, the colony of North Carolina authorized it's delegates, to the First Continental Congress, to vote for independence by way of the Halifax Resolves. This was an important step because for the first time in the history of the American colonies, the recommendations found within in the Halifax Resolves were not directed at a single colony but at all of the American colonies combined. Virginia soon approved similar measures and as you are aware, or certainly should be aware, on July 4, 1776 - the Declaration of Independence became this country's birth certificate of sorts and our first legal document as a free nation.

All the best,
Glenn B

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