The Spirit Of 1776 In A Time Of Division

America may seem hopelessly conflicted right now, but it’s good to keep in mind that the longest surviving democratic republic in history began with much disagreement over America’s destiny.  Not everyone wanted to plunge into the unpredictable future of a brand new nation.

In 1776, delegates from the 13 American colonies gathered in Philadelphia to deliberate on whether to break away from British rule.  Some were adamantly opposed, but the delegates’ disgust at King George’s tyrannical edicts won the day.

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