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  Declaration of Independence
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument.
The article "The Declaration of Independence: A History," provides a detailed account of the Declaration, from its drafting through its preservation today at the National Archives.
"The Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence" by Stephen Lucas.
www.archives.gov /national-archives-experience/charters/declaration.html   (379 words)

  U.S. Navy - A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers - USS Independence (CV 62)
Independence, along with USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), USS Saratoga (CV 60), and seven other U.S. Navy ships, were put on standby in case U.S. military protection was needed for the evacuation of U.S. citizens and as a counterbalance to the Soviet Union's Mediterranean fleet.
Independence's port visit was the last U.S. naval port visit to the territory before its reversion to China on 1 July 1997.
Independence was decommissioned in ceremonies at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremeerton, Wash., on 30 September 1998.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/carriers/histories/cv62-independence/cv62-independence.html   (1909 words)

Independence is self-government of a nation, country, or state by its residents and population, generally exercising sovereignty.
The term independence is used in contrast to subjugation, which refers to a region as a "territory" —subject to the political and military control of an external government.
Independence may be obtained by decolonization, or by separation or dismemberment.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/i/in/independence.html   (470 words)

 Independence Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It can be argued that independence is a negative definition: the state of not being controlled by another power through colonialism, expansionism or imperialism.
The means can extend from peaceful demonstrations, like in the case of the Indian independence movement, to a violent civil war.
Etexts: The Declaration of Independence of The Northern Chiefs
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Independence   (484 words)

 S.S. INDEPENDENCE: Maritime Matters
The INDEPENDENCE was completed in January 1951 and she departed New York on her maiden voyage cruise to the Mediterranean on February 11, 1951.
INDEPENDENCE surely has a spirit of her own too and is truly deserving of the SSHSA "Ship Of The Year Award".
January 25, 2002: SS INDEPENDENCE was moved to pier 50 in San Francisco from her mooring across the Bay in Alameda since arriving from Honolulu November 8.
www.maritimematters.com /independence.html   (2345 words)

 Mexican Independence
The stage for the upheaval and dissatisfaction that gave rise to Mexican independence was set by political and economic changes in Europe and its American colonies of the late 18th and 19th centuries.
Independence- and reform-oriented thinkers also began to consider enlisting the native Indian, mestizo and lower class masses in wresting control from the Peninsulares and in armed independence movements.
Independence and maintenance of their local authority in Mexico was their only recourse.
www.tamu.edu /ccbn/dewitt/mexicanrev.htm   (2577 words)

 Independence Hall
Construction of the Pennsylvania State House, which came to be known as Independence Hall, began in 1732.
Independence Hall is, by every estimate, the birthplace of the United States.
It was within its walls that the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
www.ushistory.org /tour/tour_indhall.htm   (496 words)

 USS Independence (CV 62)
USS INDEPENDENCE was last homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, and is now laid-up at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at Bremerton, Wash. Because of the poor material condition at the time of her decommissioning, the Navy decided not to retain the INDEPENDENCE for future use as a museum.
INDEPENDENCE, along with USS JOHN F. (CV 60), and seven other U.S. Navy ships, were put on standby in case U.S. military protection was needed for the evacuation of U.S. citizens and as a counterbalance to the Soviet Union's Mediterranean fleet.
Cohen said INDEPENDENCE would relieve the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) to keep the presence of America in the Gulf as a reminder to Saddam Hussein that he needs to comply with the United Nations resolutions.
navysite.de /cvn/cv62.htm   (2267 words)

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Independence is not just one of these commercial distributions who have been appearing daily for the last months.
We at project Independence think that the Linux user is different from the Unix user, that Linux has potential to go where Unix never went and that means that we need Linux-specific solutions.
Independence is a free distribution designed by users for the users and particularly those who are left out by present distributions.
independence.seul.org   (563 words)

 U.S. Navy - A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers - USS Independence (CV 22)
Independence got underway for Pearl Harbor 14 July, and after 2 weeks of vital training exercises sailed with carriers USS Essex (CV 9)and USS Yorktown (CV 10) for a devastating raid on Marcus Island.
As the carrier groups steamed east of the Philippines 23 October, it became apparent, as Admiral Carney later recalled, that "something on a grand scale was underfoot." And indeed it was, as the Japanese fleet moved on a three-pronged effort to turn back the American beachhead on Leyte Gulf.
Independence returned to Ulithi for long-delayed rest and replenishment 9 to 14 November, but soon got underway to operate off the Philippines on night attacks and defensive operations.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/carriers/histories/cv22-independence/cv22-independence.html   (1157 words)

 Marvelicious Independence Day   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Independence Day, July 4th, is the most important holiday in the United States.
It celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
It was rung on the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in July 1776, inaugurating an Independence Day tradition that was observed every year (with the exception of 1777-78, when the bell was removed and hidden from the British occupiers of Philadelphia) until 1846.
www.marvelcreations.com /independence.html   (2219 words)

 Independence Brewing Co. - Austin, Texas
Independence glassware and tshirts are available for purchase, so bring a couple of extra bucks to get some gear.
Independence beer is now available at select stores in Austin.
Independence Brewing Co. started out in October 2004 with a mission - brew smooth, deliciously easy-drinking beers for the people of Texas.
www.independencebrewing.com   (133 words)

 Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents
The "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence, one of the great milestones in American history, shows the evolution of the text from the initial composition draft by Jefferson to the final text adopted by Congress on the morning of July 4, 1776.
Fragment of the "Dunlap Broadside" of the Declaration of Independence, sent on July 6 to George Washington by John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress.
Edward Savage's engraving, based on Robert Edge Pine's painting of the presentation of the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress, is considered one of the most realistic renditions of this historic event.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/declara/declara4.html   (893 words)

 Today in History: July 4
Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.
Soon, events such as groundbreaking ceremonies for the Erie Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad were scheduled to coincide with July 4th festivities.
In 1859, the Banneker Institute of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, urged African Americans to celebrate Independence Day while bearing witness to the inconsistencies between the ideals espoused in the Declaration of Independence and the practice of slavery.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/jul04.html   (1099 words)

 Official Website of the Charter Township of Independence, Michigan (MI)
Independence Township is located in northern Oakland County, Michigan some 45 miles Northwest of Detroit.
Independence Township was given its name by one of its earliest settlers, Joseph Van Sycle, who came to the township in 1834 from Independence, New Jersey.
We are a Charter Township 36 square miles in size, except for that portion taken for the City of the Village of Clarkston.
www.twp.independence.mi.us   (159 words)

 Independence National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)
Tours of Independence Hall are organized by means of timed tickets.
The Independence Park Institute (IPI) offers education programs that connect participants of all ages to the resources and stories of Independence National Historical Park.
Each Saturday from October 6-November 17, kids (Ages 4-8) and their parents are invited to come and enjoy a picture book read by a ranger, then participate in craft projects related to the story in the IPI learning labs.
www.nps.gov /inde   (334 words)

 The City of Independence
The City of Independence is located in the "Heart" of Kenton County.
Independence is located about 15 minutes south of Cincinnati, Ohio and offers a unique lifestyle different from neighboring towns because we are able to offer urban amenities in a rural setting.
Independence has been named the 99th fastest growing City in America
www.cityofindependence.org   (96 words)

 Community of Independence, California
Independence, California is the heart of the Owens Valley.
Independence offers: history, natural resources, recreational activities, with many things to do and places to go.
"The small town of Independence, Inyo County seat, boasts a stately courthouse, charming old Winnedumah Inn, Eastern California Museum, Mary Austin home, tennis court, swimming pool, nearby Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery, and an old fashioned 4th of July celebration.
www.livermont.com /Independence/Index.htm   (262 words)

 Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
The Vietnamese proclaimed their own independence in 1945 after a combined French and Japanese occupation and before the communist revolution in China.
Our government felt then that the Vietnamese people were not "ready" for independence, and we again fell victim to the deadly Western arrogance that has poisoned the international atmosphere for so long.
In Hanoi are the men who led the nation to independence against the Japanese and the French, the men who sought membership in the French commonwealth and were betrayed by the weakness of Paris and the willfulness of the colonial armies.
www.commondreams.org /views04/0115-13.htm   (4348 words)

 Financial Independence: Credit Cards -- A Help or A Hindrance?
Independence is an important part of American life and culture.
It is believed that as long as one is financially independent, one is able to function as a contributing member of society.
To take the common understanding of “Financial Independence” one step further, it means there is no need for officially documented third party intervention such as a bankruptcy attorney or consumer credit counselor.
www.prweb.com /releases/debt/management/prweb406582.htm   (886 words)

 Welcome to Independence, California
Independence is the gateway to Mt. Whitney, John Muir Wilderness, Bristlecone Pine Forest and Death Valley.
The Independence Chamber of Commerce invites you to explore this web site for information about the Independence area.
Independence is on your way to or from Los Angeles, Mammoth Mt. Ski Area, Mono Lake and Reno.
www.independence-ca.com   (233 words)

 MEXonline.com - Hildago's Call for Mexican Independence - Grito de Dolores   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although a movement toward Mexican independence had already been in progress since Napoleon’s conquest of Spain, Hidalgo’s passionate declaration was a swift, unpremeditated decision.
Gachupines were alerted to the criollos independence movement bycriollo officers who had refused to join the revolutionary movement and by a priest who had learned of the plot through a confessional.
Despite his ambiguity toward the violent class struggle that was the Mexican revolution, Hidalgo is still revered as the father of Mexican independence.
www.mexonline.com /grito.htm   (873 words)

 Texas Declaration of Independence Encyclopedia Article @ FbgArt.com (Fbg Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Texas Declaration of Independence was the formal declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico in the Texas Revolution.
Based upon the United States Declaration of Independence, the Texas Declaration also contains many memorable expressions of American political principles:
The Declaration of Independence, 1836 from Gammel's Laws of Texas, Vol.
www.fbgart.com /encyclopedia/Texas_Declaration_of_Independence   (466 words)

 Independence, Texas - Athens of Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Founded in 1823 as Coles Settlement, the town was renamed in 1836 in honor of the March 2nd Declaration of Independence.
Chartered as an institution of higher learning for men and women by the Baptist Church in 1845, it was moved to Waco in 1887.
The Independence Baptist Church, founded in 1839, is the oldest Baptist congregation still in existence.
www.rtis.com /reg/independ   (174 words)

 Texas Declaration of Independence
The Texas Declaration of Independence was produced, literally, overnight.
A statement of a part of our grievances is therefore submitted to an impartial world, in justification of the hazardous but unavoidable step now taken, of severing our political connection with the Mexican people, and assuming an independent attitude among the nations of the earth.
It incarcerated in a dungeon, for a long time, one of our citizens, for no other cause but a zealous endeavor to procure the acceptance of our constitution, and the establishment of a state government.
www.lsjunction.com /docs/tdoi.htm   (784 words)

 Declaration of Independence: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of ...
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall), approved the Declaration of Independence, severing the colonies' ties to the British Crown.
A printed copy of the final version of the Declaration of Independence is available in the United States Statutes at Large.
The text of the Declaration of Independence appears in the Journals of the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
www.loc.gov /rr/program/bib/ourdocs/DeclarInd.html   (672 words)

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