History of Independence Day in the Adirondacks
The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. The Fourth of July 2022 is on Monday, July 4, 2022.
When the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radical.
By the middle of the following year, however, many more colonists had come to favor independence, thanks to growing hostility against Britain and the spread of revolutionary sentiments such as those expressed in the bestselling pamphlet “Common Sense,” published by Thomas Paine in early 1776.
On June 7, when the Continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House (later Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, the Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies’ independence.
Amid heated debate, Congress postponed the vote on Lee’s resolution, but appointed a five-man committee—including Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Robert R. Livingston of New York—to draft a formal statement justifying the break with Great Britain.
As is often said, “The rest is history” but our history is a living history which is continuously unfolding! It is imperative that each generation do what is needed to assure that the legal framework of our constitution is upheld so that our LIBERTY as free individuals in a society free from oppression continues to be handed down to succeeding generations. Liberty is evolving with each generation as we work toward a more perfect union. The freedom to collectively work toward a more perfect union is truly something to celebrate! Let Adirondack Fragrance Farm help you CELEBRATE with our natural and effective outdoor products.
Traditional ways to enjoy Independence Day in the Adirondacks USA
Attend a local parade! Take a Family and Friends Hike! Attend a local fireworks show or travel to the National Mall in Washington DC to enjoy the biggest fireworks display in the nation! These are all great ways to enjoy the freedom of assembly and work up a good appetite for a 4th of July barbecue!
All of these activities are going to be a lot nicer if you break out our All Natural Bug Spray or All Natural Bug Balm and Bug Repelling herbal and citronella candle to help ward off pesky insects!
When we celebrate The 4th of July not only do we celebrate our independence from the historically oppressive relationship with Britan but also the 5 freedoms protected by our constitution! The freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, the freedom of the press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition the government.
As a woman and a small business owner I am grateful for the freedom of equality and the freedom to create and operate a business and livelihood of my own choosing. I am grateful for all the wonderful customers I’ve come to know over the years! I enjoy knowing that my work adds quality and joy to your life! Happy 4th of July and may we enjoy many more!
To extend a big warm THANK YOU for being my customer I’ve made a 2022 Independence Day Commemorative bar of goats milk soap made with the milk from Nanny Tulip who gave birth to twins “Star” and “Stripe” on July 4th 2021! This limited edition bar with a value of $8.00 will be given FREE to every on line order we ship between now and July 4th!
Stock up on our Adirondack Bugspray and enjoy a cooling mist of witch hazel with an effective essential oil blend made to repel black flies and mosquitoes. Sit back in your Adirondack chair and enjoy the Adirondack outdoors during this coming Independence day with this happy camper bug spray and keep those bugs at bay naturally!
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