Tag: independence

The New Jerseyans Who Rebelled: Meet John Witherspoon

By Matt Rooney _ Our Independence Day-inspired effort to honor each of New Jersey’s five signatories to the Declaration of Independence continues, Save Jerseyans. We’ve already gotten to know Abraham Clark and John Hart. Today’s subject: John Witherspoon. – Witherspoon wasn’t Read More

The unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America

In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to Read More

The New Jerseyans Who Rebelled: Meet John Hart

By Matt Rooney _ We’re continuing our pre-Independence Day look at each of New Jersey’s five signatories to the Declaration of Independence, Save Jerseyans. Our state’s founding fathers. Post #1 was devoted to the life and times of Abraham Clark. Read More

Rediscover New Jersey’s Founding Fathers

Meet New Jersey’s founding fathers, Save Jerseyans, courtesy of your National Archives (archives.gov): ____ David Brearly, New Jersey David Brearly Portrait Brearly (Brearley) was descended from a Yorkshire, England, family, one of whose members migrated to New Jersey around 1680. Read More

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and Read More

Why The Fourth Of July ISN’T Really America’s B-Day

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — The 4th of July isn’t really America’s birthday. Instead, today is. That’s right: The 2nd of July is America’s actual birthday. So, America is really two days older than she says she Read More

Remembering George Washington’s New Year’s Victory Over the British at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J.—What began as a retreat from battle-hardened, bayonet-wielding British soldiers 240 years ago, Gen. George Washington reorganized into a counterattack after arriving with well-armed reinforcements in a place known as Maxwell’s Field. This battleground in Princeton, New Jersey, is Read More