History Story

History Story

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  • John Adams' Journey to Independence
  • Yes
  • Will you write the Declaration of Independence?
  • It was July 03, 1776 and John Adams was writing a letter to his wife, Abigail, about how the Continental Congress was working to help the colonies get their independence from Great Britain.
  • He had asked Thomas Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson explains the reasons that the colonies wanted their independence. He came up with the 27 complaints about the King.
  • In the letter to Abigail, John had explained how hard it was to get all the colonies to have a unanimous vote for independence.
  • He reviewed the 27 complaints that Jefferson had wrote. After that he began to tell the congress about the many great advantages the Declaration of Independence had.
  • Abigail is always happy when she gets a letter from John. She loves reading about what he has been doing while he is away.
  • He predicted that the second day of July would be the most memorable day in the history of America. Their Independence would be celebrated with a parade, games, and parties. His prediction was all right but, this day would be July 4th not July 2nd.
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