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Declaration of Independence

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Devan Jones

on 30 September 2013

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Transcript of Declaration of Independence

DEVAN JONES
History
This Document was written by Thomas Jefferson; after the revolutionary war had ended. The Document stated that we are now independent states.
The document was adopted July 4, 1776 by the continental congress. Today we still celebrate this date as independence day.
Document adopted in 1776 by the continental congress.

This document announced that the 13 colonies are independents and no longer apart of Great Britain and the monarchy.
Declaration of Independence
what is the continental congress?
This was a gathering of delegates from the 12 colonies. The first congress met on September 5, 1774 in Philadelphia during the revolutionary war. It was in the second continental congress that the declaration was born and freedom over the states had risen.
Why was it written?
This Document was written to insure the independence of the 13 colonies. The colonies were sick of the british making laws and trying to control them. So they put on their big boy pantaloons and revolted.
Some of the things the british did to push us to the limit was:
The Boston massacre
The Intolerable Acts
The Coercive Acts
Today
The Document doesn't enforce any real power over our country. It does more of stating how we now a free nation. It could also be a symbol of hope and honor to our country. I think it helps people remember that our ancestors once forged their way into freedom
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