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    Why the Date June 19th, 1865 Matters More than July 4th, 1776

    The United States usually celebrates our day of Independence from tyranny every July 4th. This is, simply stated, to commemorate The Declaration of Independence. However, there is a little known fact about the first draft of The Declaration of Independence; one that puts a damper on our history and makes us say, “hm.” Initially, “The Declaration of Independence” listed 19 total charges against King George III. The 19th charge blamed the King for the horrors of slavery.  The original charge: “He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating…