S: Independence For Alexander!
FC: Independence For Alexander!
1: Independence for Alexander! By:Alexander Joesph Connolly
2: My name is Alexander. I am 15 years old and live in Williamsburg Virginia. With my father, mother, and little sister. We have a small farm, i help my parents work every day.
4: My parents and everyone living in America have been ruled by England since the colonies were formed. England taxes all of our goods.
6: Recently we decided to break away from England rule and become independent.
7: We asked for the same rights as the people living in England, but the king refused.
8: On April 19,1775 the Second Continental Congress voted to raise an army and organize a battle under the leadership of Virginian, George Washington.
10: George Washington
11: The states have decided that the monarchy have broken the social contract with the colonies by acts of tyranny. We can no longer claim allegiance to the British Empire.
12: The second continental congress issued the Declaration of Independence in July 1776. This document was written by political leader Thomas Jefferson, a true man of enlightenment.
14: He supports free speech, religious freedom, and other civil liberties.
16: The Declaration of Independence declares that the colonies are separated from England and we have no allegiance to the British crown.
18: We are now at war with the British empire. Soon my Father will be leaving to join the Continental Army and help to fight for our freedom.
19: I will have to take care of my mother and sister while he is gone.