Independence Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Independence

  1. Bastille Day July 14; French national holiday celebrating the fall of the Bastille prison (1789). [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 245]
  2. Declaration of Independence by delegates of the American Thirteen Colonies announcing U.S. independence from Great Britain (1776). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 733]
  3. Huggins, Henry self-reliant boy; earns money for toys. [Children’s Lit.: Henry Huggins]
  4. Independence Day Fourth of July; U.S. patriotic holiday celebrating the Declaration of Independence. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 990]
  5. Maine often thought of as the state of “independent Yankees.” [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
  6. Mugwumps Republican party members who voted independently. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 337]
  7. Quebec Canada’s French-speaking province has often attempted to attain independence from rest of country. [Canadian Hist.: NCE, 2555]
  8. Tree of Liberty symbolic post or tree hung with flags and other devices and crowned with the liberty cap. [Misc.: Brewer Dictionary, 911]
  9. white oak indicates self-sufficiency. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]