The Declaration of Independence

Initially, the American colonists did not seek to be separated from British rule, but felt highly aggrieved from a series of new taxes and policies (including the Stamp Act, the Tea Act, and the Coercive Acts) set over them by faraway England. Many felt that their rights as British citizens were being infringed upon and protested in sometimes costly and destructive fashion (e.g.: the Boston Tea Party), though these ordeals were mostly viewed, except by a few more radical voices, as an internal struggle within the confines of the British Empire.

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Happy Birthday Arkansas!

On June 15, 1836, Arkansas also known as the Natural State, became the 25th state of the United States.

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