Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

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The United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, announcing that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were no longer a part of the British Empire. Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration is a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War.… (more)

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Mon, 15 Dec 2008 15:32:47 +0100

A must read for all Americans and others interested in how our country was founded and the grit of the men who fought to solidify it's place in the world.

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Language: English

Published in: 1776

Word count: 1,322 words (≈ 5 minutes)


Copyright: Public Domain

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