My favorite part of the Declaration of Independence is its concluding sentence: “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” But what would the world be like today if the original 13 colonies had not declared their independence from Great Britain or if the American Revolution had failed? (Fourth of July Fun Fact: The largest number of colonial delegates who signed the Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776 were from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.)
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