If you have a little time over this holiday weekend, consider taking a look at the Declaration of Independence.
The Library of Congress is a great source, as it provides a timeline that includes the resolution that first urged Congress to declare independence from Great Britain.
Remember, Great Britain was a huge superpower, with colonies all over the world. It was said that the sun never set on the British Empire.
The brave souls who founded our country had the courage of their convictions and a faith that a new country could be created, based on principles of freedom and self-determination. They were rebels, breaking away from an empire.
Happy Independence Day!