Tag Archives: 4th of July

Tweet the Declaration of Independence

The National Archives is proud to partner with Slate to co-host the #TinyDeclaration contest on Twitter. Slate originated the contest in 2010. This year, we are inviting the public (that means you!) to try to capture the essence of the … Continue reading

Posted in Social Media, Special Events, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Happy Fourth of July!

238 years ago, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. And John Adams envisioned future celebrations of the event.  In a letter to his wife, he wrote:  “It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn … Continue reading

Posted in NARA Records, Special Events | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Happy Fourth of July!

In 1776 when John Adams was envisioning future celebrations of the Declaration of Independence he said: “It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty.  It ought to be solemnized with … Continue reading

Posted in Special Events | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Bonfires and Illuminations

On the second of July in 1776 John Adams wrote from Philadelphia to his wife Abigail his predictions on how the signing of the Declaration of Independence would be commemorated: “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, … Continue reading

Posted in Special Events | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments