●244th anniversary of American Independence Day : 4th July 2020
•Throughout the 1760s and early 1770s, the American colonies found themselves increasingly at odds with British imperial policies regarding taxation and frontier policy.
•When repeated protests failed to influence British policies the Continental Congress worked with local groups, originally intended to enforce the boycott, to coordinate resistance against the British.
•Finally, the United States was founded on an ideal of democracy on the 4th July 1776 by adopting the Declaration of Independence from the 13 colonies
【Prime Minister Modi also congratulated the USA on the occasion】
•The Declaration of Independence was a one-page document, but it laid the foundation for other documents that followed, including the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
•It contains three main ideas:
1. All men are created equal.
2. All men have certain inalienable rights, which include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
3. People have a civic duty to defend these rights for themselves and for others.