The Ten Most Dramatic July 4th’s in American History

The Top Ten Most Dramatic July 4ths in American History.

There are many dramatic days in the history of our Fourth of July.  Two American presidents were born on that day, Ulysses S. Grant and Calvin Coolidge.  George Steinbrenner, Geraldo Rivera and Malia Obama are just a few of the many public figures who celebrate their birthdays on July 4th.  It was on this day in 1939 that Lou Gerhig appeared at Yankee Stadium and gave his retirement speech, calling himself “the luckiest man on earth.”  And on this day in 2004, the cornerstone was laid for the Freedom Tower in New York City, a building that would rise from the ashes of the World Trade Center.

Here, in chronological order, are ten of the most dramatic July 4ths in American history.

1.) 1776:  The Second Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence.

2.) 1802: U.S. Military Academy opens at West Point.

3.) 1826: Thomas Jefferson, the third American president, and John Adams, the second president, both die. American songwriter Stephen Foster is born.

4.) 1831: President James Monroe dies.  Samuel Francis Smith writes “My Country Tis of Thee” for July 4th festivities.

5.) 1863: The Union armies win the battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania and the Battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi.  Both victories are crucial.  It is the turning point of the Civil War.

6.) 1876: News of the Battle of the Little Big Horn reaches New York City.  It is learned that George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry were massacred by Sitting Bull and the Sioux Indians on June 25.  The nation goes into shock as the news from the remote battlefield finally reaches civilization.  It is the 9-11 of its generation.

7.) 1881: President James Garfield hovers between life and death after being shot twice on July 2.  He would die in September.  His vice president Chester Arthur would become president.

8.) 1886: The Statue of Liberty is given to the United States by the nation of France.

9.) 1946: The U.S. grants independence to the Philippines.  America reaffirms to the world that it is not an empire but respects the independence of nations.

10.) 1997: US Pathfinder space probe lands on the planet Mars.

 

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22 Responses to The Ten Most Dramatic July 4th’s in American History

  1. Scott says:

    Doug,

    I clicked on the video and it says “This video is private”

  2. The Little Big Horn sealed the doom of the native Americans – so it was in that sense the beginning of a “war of terror”. A intensification of the cruel policies that decimated the natives.

  3. Surfisher says:

    Watch the usurper of our White House lie through his teeth!

    Time to Impeach !!!

    Attn: NSA ( Nazi Spy Agency) — The Criminals directing PRISM,
    and the anti-Americans working for them, that have no shame
    spying on all American Citizens and spitting on the US Constitution — save my posts, go ahead you despicable freedom hating scum! I’m getting old, and want to die free, so have no care if your gun-totting thugs come and kill me in the dark of the night! Go ahead punks — make my day!

  4. Surfisher says:

    Impeach! Time to go to jail BO!

    More proof of spying on ALL Americans!

    Attn: NSA ( Nazi Spy Agency) — The Criminals under Barack Hussein Obama directing PRISM, and the anti-Americans working for them, that have no shame
    spying on all American Citizens and spitting on the US Constitution — save my posts, go ahead you despicable freedom hating scum! I’m getting old, and want to die free, so have no care if your gun-totting thugs come and kill me in the dark of the night! Go ahead punks — make my day!

  5. Surfisher says:

    Snowden is an American hero exposing the US Government acting as Nazis spying on all of US — the REAL TRAITORS are Hussein Obama and his anti-constitutional thugs in tow!

    Time to impeach and throw them all in jail.

    Attn: NSA ( Nazi Spy Agency) — The Criminals under Hussein Obama directing PRISM, and the anti-Americans working for them, that have no shame spying on all American Citizens and spitting on the US Constitution — save my posts, go ahead you despicable freedom hating scum! I’m getting old, and want to die free, so have no care if your gun-totting thugs come and kill me in the dark of the night! Go ahead punks — make my day!

  6. Surfisher says:

    Snowden is an American hero exposing the US Government acting as Nazis spying on all of US — the REAL TRAITORS are Hussein Obama and his anti-constitutional thugs in tow!

    Time to impeach and throw them all in jail.

    Attn: NSA ( Nazi Spy Agency) — The Criminals under Hussein Obama directing PRISM, and the anti-Americans working for them, that have no shame spying on all American Citizens and spitting on the US Constitution — save my posts, go ahead you despicable freedom hating scum! I’m getting old, and want to die free, so have no care if your gun-totting thugs come and kill me in the dark of the night! Go ahead punks — make my day!

  7. Surfisher says:

    Snowden is an American hero exposing the US Government acting as Nazis spying on all of US — the REAL TRAITORS are Hussein Obama and his anti-constitutional thugs in tow!

    Attorney General Holder — an American Traitor!

    Time to impeach and throw them all in jail.

    Attn: NSA ( Nazi Spy Agency) — The Criminals under Hussein Obama directing PRISM, and the anti-Americans working for them, that have no shame spying on all American Citizens and spitting on the US Constitution — save my posts, go ahead you despicable freedom hating scum! I’m getting old, and want to die free, so have no care if your gun-totting thugs come and kill me in the dark of the night! Go ahead punks — make my day!

  8. Surfisher says:

    Snowden is an American hero exposing the US Government acting as Nazis spying on all of US — the REAL TRAITORS are Hussein Obama and his anti-constitutional thugs in tow!

    Time to impeach and throw them all in jail.

    Attn: NSA ( Nazi Spy Agency) — The Criminals under Hussein Obama directing PRISM, and the anti-Americans working for them, that have no shame spying on all American Citizens and spitting on the US Constitution — save my posts, go ahead you despicable freedom hating scum! I’m getting old, and want to die free, so have no care if your gun-totting thugs come and kill me in the dark of the night! Go ahead punks — make my day!

  9. Surfisher says:

    Snowden is an American hero exposing the US Government acting as Nazis spying on all of US — the REAL TRAITORS are Hussein Obama and his anti-constitutional thugs in tow!

    Further proof Eric Holder is an Obamination Owned Scumbag:

    Time to impeach and throw them all in jail.

    Attn: NSA ( Nazi Spy Agency) — The Criminals under Hussein Obama directing PRISM, and the anti-Americans working for them, that have no shame spying on all American Citizens and spitting on the US Constitution — save my posts, go ahead you despicable freedom hating scum! I’m getting old, and want to die free, so have no care if your gun-totting thugs come and kill me in the dark of the night! Go ahead punks — make my day!

    • Surfisher says:

      Is Hussein Obama a Real American — absolutely NO WAY!

      So why is he still in the White House, destroying our Nation?!?!

      Because our Owned Media will NEVER allow the truth to come forth!

      Here is proof of Little Hussein’s takeover of our government ILLEGALLY, but sanctioned by all the corrupt Courts we thought were fair! LOL on US!

      Attn: NSA ( Nazi Spy Agency) — The Criminals under Hussein Obama directing PRISM, and the anti-Americans working for them, that have no shame spying on all American Citizens and spitting on the US Constitution — save my posts, go ahead you despicable freedom hating scum! I’m getting old, and want to die free, so have no care if your gun-totting thugs come and kill me in the dark of the night! Go ahead punks — make my day!

  10. Surfisher says:

    “No Death Penalty and no Torture for Snowden”… says Eric Holden; if the Russians turn him over!

    WOW, how incredible is this! The US Attorney General states on the record that this particular person we promise not to torture or kill, if he gets delivered to us!

    What kind of Despotic Country do we live in NOW, and what kind of language is this (befitting a 3rd World Dictator) to come out of the mouth of an US Official under Obama, to state the USA Government won’t torture or ask the Courts to kill this American Citizen, because he exposed our government’s ILLEGAL and UNCONSTITUTIONAL spying on all its Citizens!

    The American People should send a message to Eric Holden and his Boss, The Wannabe Tyrant — Lil’ Hussein — that when your time comes to be judged, we won’t ask for such extremes either. A life time behind bars would be the just penalty for your continuous attempts to DESTROY THE US CONSTITUTION and turn us into your obedient subjects!

    Time to IMPEACH — wake up AMERICA!

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/07/26/edward-snowden-fbi-russia-nsa/2589319/

  11. Surfisher says:

    Time to Impeach Obama!

    Best 8 minute video — make it viral!

  12. Surfisher says:

    SAVE AMERICA!

    Do not get distracted by all the upcoming hoopla (such as this heading) that will keep popping up daily, in order to have you forget what the Obamination Administration’s goal is — TOTAL GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF ALL US CITIZENS BY THE COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF THE US CONSTITUTION!

    Time to IMPEACH — wake up America, before it’s to late!

    Spread this short and to the point video — make it viral!

    “Why Obama and Bush Should be Arrested” — 7 min video by the Young Turks.

  13. Surfisher says:

    IMPEACH!

    Ben Swann — superb 11 minute video — make it viral!

  14. Surfisher says:

    Ron Paul exposes logically WHO is BREAKING THE LAW — whistle-blowers, or The Obamination Administration?!

    Great 12 minute video — make it viral!

    Time to IMPEACH!

  15. Surfisher says:

    Are there NO Real Americans left in Congress and Senate?!

    Or are they all cowards?!

    Are both these bodies polluted with anti-Constitutional and American-hating scumbags, that NOT a Single ONE of them will START IMPEACHMENT proceedings against the creature that has usurped for the first time the US Presidency — Barry Sotero, or Hussein Obama….whatever its real name is???!!!

    We all know the charges — but, no-one in Congress or Senate has the guts to be a Real American, and challenge this Usurper of The White House according to Verified Records!

    Contact your Congressmen and Senators, and TELL them this is the reason Barrack Hussein Obama MUST be IMPEACHED! And if you fail to support its impeachment, don’t expect to be reelected!

    The BO lied on all its promises — and once elected did the EXACT OPPOSITE of what it said. THAT’S PERJURY! Also, the BO NEVER supplied its original Birth Certificate — but had a fake published!..

    WHO IS THIS Barry Sotero or Hussein Obama, remains a question to THIS DAY!

  16. Surfisher says:

    Hussein Obama stumbles-and-bumbles AND STUTTERS (which is usual for this creature to come up with an answer it is not prepared for) while trying to decide what it is: A DICTATOR or NOT….LOL!

    ABSOLUTELY THE BEST VIDEO THAT MAKES THE CASE FOR IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT !!!

    Time to IMPEACH — make this short video viral.

    Also, nice exposure of Hitlery Clinton!

  17. Surfisher says:

    *Today’s USA = old CCCP 2.0* — you may find this truly educational and fundamentally disturbing!
    ——————————————————————————————–

    A friend of mine who escaped from Communism 40+ years ago and came to USA as a political refugee seeking freedom in our Country had the following to say:

    “I escaped in the early 1970’s from a Communist Eastern Block Country that was totalitarian in every meaning of the word — no-one could say a word against the government, it meant you disappeared in a Concentration (what the West called “Labor”) Camp, with your friends and relatives not knowing what happened to you. There were no warrants issued, no charges levied in a Court of Law — in the middle of the night uniformed and armed police broke down your door and hauled you away while your wife and children were screaming in distress. Never to be seen or heard of again!

    If you were one of the lucky ones to dare cross barbwired and booby-trapped with mines borders to the West, and made it across to FREEDOM, and eventually were accepted as a political refugee while waiting in a refugee camp in Western Europe for many months, and then came to America — you were than declared as a Traitor by your own Birth Nation, and given an automatic life-in-jail sentence (should you be recaptured and brought back) for betraying the Communist Party by escaping to America.

    Becoming a US Citizen in the late 1970’s was the proudest moment of my life — finally my ordeal of escaping a totalitarian dictatorship was rewarded by becoming a FREE MAN, an American Citizen!

    Now, a proud American Citizen in the 1980’s that could vote, I started noticing an alarming trend in US Politics — a tiny step that made no sense to me to make it into law, since it sounded what the Communists did — tell you all Laws they pass are for YOUR OWN GOOD! “Put your seatbelt on while driving”!!!

    Now, as a free man, I thought the government MUST NOT interfere with my choices for my own safety, and not treat me as a child to decide what’s best for me! But they did it anyway — and made it into law! The now famous: “Click it or Ticket”.

    That was the first red flag for me that the US Government was more concerned in controlling the people than respecting their rights to choose what’s best for themselves. What if one is claustrophobic and therefore cannot wear a seatbelt, or has fear of fire in an accident and the belt not releasing — NO, the Government has DECIDED for your OWN GOOD that YOU MUST WEAR ONE (you, as a Citizen, are too stupid to know any better), and made it into LAW!

    Now, from this tiny step that was mutely accepted by ALL Americans FOR THEIR OWN GOOD, our Government has made strides and leaps that are unimaginable IN CITIZENS CONTROL when compared to the old CCCP (the MOST AND LONGEST DICTATORIAL GOVERNMENT the world had seen in modern times, until, the Soviet Union financially collapsed 20 years ago… is now supplanted 2.0 by our own US Government).

    Here is the count of what Today’s US Government has improved 2.0 on the tyrannical Soviets, courtesy of the muteness of our own Citizens who accept these as Laws for OUR OWN GOOD (The Communist mantra of old — SHAME ON YOU ALL who dare call themselves Americans):

    1) Obama signs NAADA into Law, then when challenged and overturned by a Federal Judge, Obama sicks his lawyers to bring it back — meaning NOW STILL under Obama any US Citizen suspected ONLY (no need to issue a warrant or face a Judge) of terrorist activities (even if they are totally false) can and will be forcibly removed by gun-totting government agents from his home by breaking down his door like the KGB of old did in Soviet Russia (while his wife and children scream in distress) to an undisclosed location by the US Military never to be heard of again! Sounds like a concentration camp? Well done Obama — good lesson learned and APPLIED INTO US LAW by YOU from the now defunct Soviet Dictators!

    2) Dare speak against the Obama Government, and the IRS, NSA and many more are going to flag you down AND TARGET YOU, for JUST BEING AN AMERICAN CITIZEN exercising your Constitutional Rights!

    The Communist Governments used to do this legally, since they were not ashamed to tell you they were in Power and your were nothing but their subjects — but today’s US Government lies and is 2.0 the Soviets, PRISM and their like programs spy on every single American citizen, and make a file on us all…just like the Soviets did only on their Dissidents — not All their Citizens!

    SHAME ON ALL AMERICANS FOR PUTTING UP WITH THIS!

    3) If you dared escape A Communist Country back then, and became a refugee in America — the Communists would seek all means to bring you back so they can torture you and then kill you and thus make an EXAMPLE OF YOU SO NO OTHERS WOULD ATTEMPT TO DO WHAT YOU DID!

    Do you remember Simas Kudirka? The Russian seaman that jumped ship in the USA to seek refugee status from the tyrannical Russian Government in 1970 — and eventually the US Government turned him over to the Soviets to take him back to torture and eventually kill him?

    How sad is that the world has flipped — where NOW an American is seeking refugee status into Russia from a tyrannical USA Government that want’s to do to Edward Snowden in 2013 what the Russians did to Simas Kudirka in 1970!

    I feel I’m cursed — I escaped Communism over 40 years ago, and it still follows me here. America has become more communist today than The Soviet Block ever was!
    —————————————————————————————–

    I’ve taped many interviews with this gentleman, and have supplied them to my lawyers. We’ll be posting an extensive article on time for the 2014 elections.

    Hope all Americans are paying attention to this man’s simple statements — IT’S OUR COUNTRY TO LOSE!

  18. Surfisher says:

    NSA (Nazis Spying on Americans) is happening NOW!!!

    Time to IMPEACH Lil’ Hussein !!!
    ——————————————————————————-
    And now, the important News:

    Ron Paul: *Why Won’t They Tell Us the Truth About NSA Spying?*

    “In 2001, the Patriot Act opened the door to US government monitoring of Americans without a warrant. It was unconstitutional, but most in Congress over my strong objection were so determined to do something after the attacks of 9/11 that they did not seem to give it too much thought. Civil liberties groups were concerned, and some of us in Congress warned about giving up our liberties even in the post-9/11 panic. But at the time most Americans did not seem too worried about the intrusion.

    This complacency has suddenly shifted given recent revelations of the extent of government spying on Americans. Politicians and bureaucrats are faced with serious backlash from Americans outraged that their most personal communications are intercepted and stored. They had been told that only the terrorists would be monitored. In response to this anger, defenders of the program have time and again resorted to spreading lies and distortions. But these untruths are now being exposed very quickly.

    In a Senate hearing this March, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Senator Ron Wyden that the NSA did not collect phone records of millions of Americans. This was just three months before the revelations of an NSA leaker made it clear that Clapper was not telling the truth. Pressed on his false testimony before Congress, Clapper apologized for giving an “erroneous” answer but claimed it was just because he “simply didn’t think of Section 215 of the Patriot Act.” Wow.

    As the story broke in June of the extent of warrantless NSA spying against Americans, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers assured us that the project was a strictly limited and not invasive. He described it as a “lockbox with only phone numbers, no names, no addresses in it, we’ve used it sparingly, it is absolutely overseen by the legislature, the judicial branch and the executive branch, has lots of protections built in…”

    But we soon discovered that also was not true either. We learned in another Guardian newspaper article last week that the top secret “X-Keyscore” program allows even low-level analysts to “search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals.”

    The keys to Rogers’ “lockbox” seem to have been handed out to everyone but the janitors! As Chairman of the Committee that is supposed to be most in the loop on these matters, it seems either the Intelligence Community misled him about their programs or he misled the rest of us. It sure would be nice to know which one it is.

    Likewise, Rep. Rogers and many other defenders of the NSA spying program promised us that this dragnet scooping up the personal electronic communications of millions of Americans had already stopped “dozens” of terrorist plots against the United States. In June, NSA director General Keith Alexander claimed that the just-disclosed bulk collection of Americans’ phone and other electronic records had “foiled 50 terror plots.”

    Opponents of the program were to be charged with being unconcerned with our security.

    But none of it was true.

    The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday heard dramatic testimony from NSA deputy director John C. Inglis. According to the Guardian:

    “The NSA has previously claimed that 54 terrorist plots had been disrupted ‘over the lifetime’ of the bulk phone records collection and the separate program collecting the internet habits and communications of people believed to be non-Americans. On Wednesday, Inglis said that at most one plot might have been disrupted by the bulk phone records collection alone.”

    From dozens to “at most one”?

    Supporters of these programs are now on the defensive, with several competing pieces of legislation in the House and Senate seeking to rein in an administration and intelligence apparatus that is clearly out of control. This is to be commended. What is even more important, though, is for more and more and more Americans to educate themselves about our precious liberties and to demand that their government abide by the Constitution. We do not have to accept being lied to – or spied on — by our government.”

  19. Surfisher says:

    NSA’s Criminal Activity — by Ben Swann — make this 8 minute VIRAL!

  20. Surfisher says:

    ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC dumping on Lil’ Hussein — The Wannabe US Dictator!

    This guy does a no-holds-barred 9 minute video tirade on the White House Usurper — make it viral !!!

    You gonna love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IMPEACH OBAMA!

  21. Surfisher says:

    NBC News August 22, 2013 “Booing Barrack’s speech in NY” (off topic, but NICE to share, since few are aware of it!).

    http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nbc-news/52822718#52822718

    Question:

    Has the USA ever had a president that speaks and acts like a street punk when things don’t go its way — watch this 1+ minute DISGRACE by the narcissist that occupies our White House!

    What kind of language is that coming out of the mouth of a supposed US President when BOOED (count the incredible stupidities Barrack utters, and watch its expression in disbelief that he is not the omnipotent King of USA he thinks he is, but gets put down by the people he thinks he rules — shocking treatment for this narcissistic buffoon!) — below are its street punk’s utterances by its own mouth:

    “I hear you, I got you…no, no it’s fine… wait, wait, wait, wait!…. We’re OK, we are OK….It’s OK, it’s OK…hold on a second, hold on, hold on!…. Hello everybody, Hello…. Hey, hey, hey!….Hold on, Hold on a Minute!….Now…you know….hold on a second….”

    Time to save the USA — Impeach Barrack Hussein NOW!

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