On the 4th of July, we celebrate the 241st anniversary of the signing of America’s Declaration of Independence, and the founding of the United States as an independent nation. The declaration, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, has become one of the most influential documents ever drafted in the English language.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
When the final text of the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, it was the product of months of hotly contested debate among the delegates of the Continental Congress. It was also a very different document than what had been originally proposed by its drafter; a young lawyer and plantation owner named Thomas Jefferson.