written by steven & nana
Happy Fourth of July to everyone in the U.S. and everyone who chooses to celebrate this holiday with us today, also known as Happy Independence Day! Today marks the launch of our new network, the Revolution202 Partner Network! It has been a long journey getting here and launching our own network but is also a natural progression in the growth of where 202 is headed. It is with this in mind that I wanted to announce our launch today. However, this is only a pre-launch and although we’re accepting applications starting today, this is currently invite only, meaning we’re limiting the number of affiliates who gets to be the first to join our network. Be one of the first to join and apply today!
With that said, it is important to note that if you are a current 202 user, your 202 username and password is universal across all 202 services. When applying for Revolution202, please login using your existing 202 username if you have one as this will make things much easier for you. If you’re new, don’t worry, you can still apply and create a new 202 account.
Today also marks a huge national holiday for the U.S., Independence Day. It is the anniversary of when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed 233 years ago, on July 4th, 1776, when the United States (the thirteen originally British colonies) officially gained its independence from the British Empire. This was the day our nation celebrated the birth of the United States; so in essence, the United States itself is celebrating its 233rd birthday.
The history behind how the United States were formed as a result of declaring its independence from the British Empire was the result of the occurrence of the American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence. The war began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen united former British colonies on the North American continent, and ended in a global war between several European great powers. This war was the culmination of the political American Revolution, whereby the colonists rejected the right of the Parliament of Great Britain to govern them without representation.
In 1775, revolutionaries gained control of each of the thirteen colonial governments, set up the Second Continental Congress, and formed a Continental Army. Petitions to the king to intervene with the parliament on their behalf resulted in Congress being declared traitors and the states in rebellion the following year. The Americans responded by formally declaring their independence as a new nation, the United States of America, claiming sovereignty and rejecting any allegiance to the British monarchy.
The sources and interpretation of the Declaration has been the subject of much scholarly inquiry. The Declaration justified the independence of the United States by listing colonial grievances against King George III, and by asserting certain natural rights, including a right of revolution. Having served its original purpose in announcing independence, the text of the Declaration was initially ignored after the American Revolution. Its stature grew over the years, particularly the second sentence, a sweeping statement of human rights:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
All this came about due to a change or shift and as a result of the American Revolution. The term “Revolution” can be defined as a sudden, momentous, radical, or complete change; a dramatic change or fundamental shift in the way of thinking or visualization; and activity or movement designed to effect the fundamental changes in the socioeconomy. It is with this definition in mind that we find it fitting to launch our Revolution202 Partner Network today. What are you waiting for? Join the Revolution!