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declaration of independence

facts about the declaration
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gabe nyen

on 11 November 2011

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Declaration of Independence Congress chose John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to write and review the Declaration of Independence. signed by 56 men New york was the only colony to not aprove of the declaraton. The declaration was a symbol that the colonists wanted their independence from Great Britain. The first part of the declaration states that if, or when you want to declare independence, you should fully explain why. (which they did throughout the document The second part said that all men are created equal and that every one has the same rights and every one should be treated equal and when something stands in the way of the colonists and their rights that thay should be able to vote on what they want. The third part says all of the wrong things that Great Britain has done to the colonists like the Tea Act., the Stamp Act., ect. The last part of the declaration states that the colonists are now free, and the colonies are now one, and that they are not ruled by the British empire. After the document was written, messengers an horses carried a copy of the document to show all of the colonies that it was true. Where ever it was that they traveled, people shouted, cheered, and clapped. They also held parties. The colonies were not free yet. Great Britain did not want the colonists to slip through their hands. The war for their freedom was called the revolutionary war.
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