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Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in the history of the United States. The Declaration of Independence told King George that the colonists did not want to be part of England any more.

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The Declaration of Independence is one of the

most important documents in the history of the United States.


The Declaration of Independence told King George that the colonists did not want to be part of England

any more.


This document represented the official first step toward

the separationof the 13 colonies from the control

of Great Britain.


It also stated that the colonists

had the right to 3 things…

1. Life

2. Liberty (freedom)

3. Pursuit of

Happiness


The document was

written by

Thomas Jefferson,

in seventeen days,

during the

Second

Continental

Congress.


Congress voted to approve the Declaration

of Independenceon July 4, 1776.


This is why we celebrate July 4th

as America’s Independence Day!


After the Declaration

of Independence was

signed....


A new nation

was BORN.....

The United

States of

America!



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