1776 Lee Resolution — 1 County | 237 years of History | 1 Milestone

1776 AD – Lee Resolution

Lee-ResolutionOn June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, introduced this resolution in the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the American colonies.

Acting under the instruction of the Virginia Convention, Richard Henry Lee on June 7, 1776, introduced a resolution in the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the colonies. The Lee Resolution essentially says in it’s simplest form, we the people cast-out our current mode of government, create a new confederate of at that time were 13 Coloies, and that we are willing to surcfice our lives , our property and our sacred honor to get it. This leads to the War of Independence from the British King and he’s corrupt democratic parlament.

On June 11, the Congress appointed committees to response to the Lee Resolution: one to draft a US Declaration of Independence, a second to draw up a plan “for forming foreign alliances with the other 13 colonies,” and a third to “prepare the form of a confederation.”

On July 2, Congress adopted the first part (the declaration). The affirmative votes of 12 Colonies are listed at the right with the exception of New York that upheld the Declaration of Independence on July 9, 1776.

(Information excerpted from National Archives Education Staff. The Constitution: Evolution of a Government. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2001.)

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