American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of western Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City. A starting point for the Santa Fe and Oregon trails during the 19th century, it was the home of President Harry S. Truman. His gravesite and presidential library are here. Population: 109,000.
“Then comes Pennsylvania, rich in revolutionary lore, bringing with her the deathless names of FRANKLIN and MORRIS, and, I trust, ready to renew from the belfry of Independence Hall the chimes of the old bell, which announced _Freedom_ and _Independence_ in former days.”
A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention For Proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, Held at Washington, D.C., in February, A.D. 1861
“INDEPENDENCE - An Independence woman who police say failed to return a library book has been arrested.”
“It was at that moment, for all the weighty deliberation that graceful building would host before and after, that the State House earned the appellation Independence Hall, though the term would not come into use for another fifty years.”
“It was during the dawn of our nation, and through a confusing time, that in order to make it clear to everyone the correct date in which to celebrate, it was simply refereed to as the Fourth of July, and since the term Independence Day was not coined for another 15 years, as up until this point it was an unprecedented event, it made most sense to call it by the date it happened.”
“He was born and raised in Independence, which is a small town (not to be confused with the suburb of Kansas City, Missouri) about 75 miles north of Tulsa, not far from the real Little House on the Prairie.”
“Arab media at this point, especially Lebanese media, are confirming that he was killed and also Sadr Hariri, you know, the head of the -- what they call the Independence Bloc in Lebanon, just announced it at his press conference, that Pierre Gemayel is, indeed, dead.”
“After fifteen miles sail we came to on the north a little above a creek on the southern side, about thirty yards wide, which we called Independence creek, in honour of the day, which we could celebrate only by an evening gun, and an additional gill of whiskey to the men.”
“After dinner we renewed our voyage, passed a creek on the north side, which we called Independence, encamped on the north side at an old Indian village situated in a handsome prairie, and saluted the departing day with another gun.”
A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, Under the Command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke, of the Army of the United States, from the Mouth of the River Missouri Through the Interior Parts of North America to the Pacific Ocean, During the Years 1804, 1805 and 1806
“Every April since 1982 playwrights, actors, scholars, and members of Inge's family - along with hundreds of theatre fans from across the country - gather in Independence, Kansas (not to be confused with Independence, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City - Inge's Independence is about 70 miles north of Tulsa, Oklahoma) to honor both Inge's works and to honor a living American playwright.”
“The Declaration of Independence is the Rosetta Stone of our country and it is hard to take it seriously when you allow abortions of convenience.”
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