This Day In History: 1776-06-07

1776: Richard Henry Lee of Virginia presents the “Lee Resolution” to the Continental Congress. It reads in part: “Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved. That it is expedient forthwith to take the most effectual measures for forming foreign Alliances.” What has been done with regard to one tyranny, can be done again with regard to another.

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1776-06-07