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05.06 It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: Assessment
Transcript of 05.06 It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times: Assessment
It Was the Worst of Times:
Assessment Independence Day Canada Day Conclusion Historic Origins Bastille Day Historic Origins Historic Origins The three holidays are all really similar. Although they all have different historic origins, they all symbolize their country through flags. Also, many of their traditions are the same. They all celebrate through fireworks, songs, and celebrations with food. - During the American Revolution,
the legal separation of the Thirteen
Colonies from Great Britain
occurred on July 2, 1776, when the
Second Continental Congress voted
to approve a resolution of
independence that had been proposed
in June by Richard Henry Lee of
Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain - After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author.
- Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. Traditions - Community
-Picnics Symbols - Fireworks
Flag - Bastille Day marks
the beginning of the
-Bastille was a prison
that symbolized the
King's absolute power.
- The French assembly
voted on July 14th as
Bastille Day Traditions - Military parade
-Picnics, but many
have feasts at their
-Firework displays. Symbols - National
- French flag
-The Guillotine - Canada Day is
on July 1st every
-Canada Day was
made official on
October 27th, 1982.
- Canada was
from England. Traditions - There are lots
of fireworks on
-Concerts. Symbols - Canadian
- Great seal.