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"Independence Day" of the future / C.J. Taylor.

"Independence Day" of the future / C.J. Taylor.

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Print shows a future 4th of July celebration where women have gained suffrage and equality; it shows young and old women ringing a bell labeled "Equal Rights", as women emerge from underground and participate in a procession, marching under banners that state "United Order of Matinee Women" and "Higher Culture Division" past statures of a woman holding a rolling pin labeled "Erected to the Memory of the First Woman Who Wore Breeches" and an eagle, wearing a bonnet, labeled "The American Bird is a Hen Eagle and Lays Eggs. Lil Blake Sculp." A notice on a bell tower states "Strike Out the Word Male".

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The legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain in 1776 occurred on July 2, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence declaring the United States independent from Great Britain's. After voting for independence, Congress voted for Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author and approved it two days later on July 4. Most historians, however, have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed. Since that, Americans celebrate independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.





Taylor, Charles Jay, 1855-1929, artist


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