“When in the course of human events…,” these are the first words in the body of America’s Declaration of Independence and it remains today one of the most important documents ever written in defining basic human rights. The Declaration was adopted by the 2nd Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, thereby claiming American rights were endowed by the Creator “…that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Steve Pearson of the Franklin County Historical society will speak about the decisions leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which set America’s colonists on the path to the American Revolution. This is part of a three part series on early American history. Steve will return December 5 for the final lecture, America’s Road to Independence.
301 Montgomery St., Cowan, TN, 37318
Date(s) - 11/28/2010
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm