Independence Day Poem

The History Of The Declaration Of Independence

I wrote this poem after reading about the history of the Declaration of Independence. June 11, 1776, Congress appointed a "Committee of Five" to draft a declaration, consisting of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert R Livingston, and Roger Sherman. The Second Continental Congress, on July 4, 1776, announced that the Thirteen Colonies at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain would regard themselves as thirteen independent states, no longer under British rule.

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Independence Day


Published: June 26, 2019

When we think about the birth
of this great nation,
Congress declared July the 4th 1776
and issued a proclamation.

With this decree, the thirteen colonies
are now free.
We will no longer live
under England's Monarchy.

Five great men
were given the task
to draw up papers
for freedom at last.

Thomas Jefferson,
we can remember.
A founding father,
Patriot and a Continental member.

Together these men
drafted the amendments.
Franklin, Livingstone, Sherman and Adams,
united they authored the Declarations of Independence.

Battles were fought,
and blood was shed.
Life was lost,
and men were dead.

"FREEDOM" came with
A heavy price.
War is not pretty,
nor is it nice.

We can thank
the Lord above.
He gave us these United States,
a country we can love.

Men fought for our freedom,
and with their lives they did pay.
That's why we celebrate
Independence Day.

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