On Independence Day it was tradition at home to watch 1776, the only musical that I can recall about the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Fast paced, witty and clever (with some tenderness thrown in for those of you who can abide same), it remains on my short list of favorite congressional musicals. A very short list indeed.
For today, I present the climatic scene where the Declaration has been submitted to the Continental Congress and Messrs Jefferson, Franklin, and Adams await the birth of a new nation, in song:
Happy Independence Day to all.