American Continental Congress

This is the day in 1776 the American Continental Congress voted for independance from England.
Thomas Jefferson wrote the document called The Declaration of Independence and the Congress voted
12 – YAY, 0 – NAY with New York abstaining. “The business is done.” John Adams said.
When the Declaration was agreed on, two days were allowed to “clean up” the document before it was
publicly announced on July the 4th. John Adams thought the great national celebration should be July 2nd because that was the day the important vote actually happened.
(Thanks to Tom Sito)


About toonsville

I'm a retired animator and Director and I've worked mostly on TV Saturday morning cartoon shows. I started in the industry in 1966 at The Disney Studios in Burbank as an in-betweener on 'The Jungle Book' and worked at Filmation Studios, Hana Barbera, MGM, Universal, Cartoon Network and several others during my 42 years in the business.
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