Take a minute today to revisit the Declaration of Independence at the Library of Congress.
The gentlemen responsible for the Declaration:
Thomas Jefferson-Virginia, John Adams-Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin-Pennsylvania, Roger Sherman-Connecticut, and Robert R. Livingston-New York
What a grand job they did.
Of course, Jefferson and Adams also died this day mere hours apart in 1826--50 years to the day after our nation was born.
Today (2008) HBO will be re-airing the astounding miniseries, "John Adams" in its entirety. If you have the opportunity, I highly, highly recommend you watch it.
It is based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough and a 30-minute show featuring him precedes the miniseries. Looks like it all begins around 12:30 PM on the East Coast.
In any case, have a happy Fourth and Happy Birthday America!!