“A Republic ... If You Can Keep It”

"We will always be the people who defeated a tyrant, crossed a continent, harnessed science, took to the skies, and soared into the heavens. Because we will never forget that we are Americans and the future belongs to us. The future belongs to the brave, the strong, the proud and the free.

We are one people chasing one dream and one magnificent destiny. We all share the same heroes, the same home, the same heart, and we are all made by the same almighty God. From the banks of the Chesapeake to the cliffs of California, from the humming shores of the Great Lakes to the sand dunes of the Carolinas, from the fields of the heartland to the Everglades of Florida, the spirit of American independence will never fade, never fail, but will reign for ever and ever and ever."

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Upon exiting the Constitutional Convention Benjamin Franklin was approached by a group of citizens asking what sort of government the delegates had created. His answer was: "A republic, if you can keep it."

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 .General George Washington, Colonel Ross, and Robert Morris are said to have visited Betsy Ross in 1776 and requested she create a flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes according to a sketch they provided.          .  

 .Betsy is said to not only have accepted this request, but to have suggested significant changes to the design which included putting 13 stars in a circle and giving the stars five points.

 

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The British Army was the most powerful on earth. They considered American militiamen a deplorable rabble.

LAND OF THE FREE

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JULY 4TH, 2019 


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