Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. Let HCI connect your clinical and/or anatomic pathology career to the original colonies.

Happy Independence Day!

Karen DiDonato ⋅ June 26, 2022

Independence Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. But what is it? Here’s a brief primer about this important American holiday, and a nod to the 13 original colonies.

Before independence, America was ruled by the Kingdom of Great Britain (now the United Kingdom). Settlers from Great Britain founded the 13 original colonies: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia.

The colonists eventually rebelled against British attempts to impose greater control over the colonies, causing the Revolutionary War in 1775. Not only did they fight, they declared their independence in writing. The document, known as the Declaration of Independence, is a document signed by representatives from all original 13 colonies stating that they no longer wanted to be ruled by Great Britain. They wanted to become their own country because they believed the British government treated them unfairly.

John Trumbull's 'Declaration of Independence' commissioned in 1817
American flag above a copy of the Declaration of Independence

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress, a group of representatives from the colonies, adopted the Declaration of Independence.

Unfortunately the British government did not accept it. So the colonists continued fighting until they finally defeated Great Britain in 1783 and the country became independent.

In honor of those original colonies, HCI presents our current list of open clinical and anatomic pathology jobs. Have you traveled to each of the original colonies? Want to stay in one in a permanent position? Let us help you get there, but promise to send us pictures of the Independence Day fireworks!

Have a safe and happy independence Day!

Sparklers in the foreground with a flag and colorful sunset in the background
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Author: Karen DiDonatoKaren, our content marketing strategist, has worked with HCI since 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in communications. In her free time she enjoys baking, gardening, running, and all things Peloton-related.