The Declaration of Independence was adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776. A committee consisting of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livi...
The Declaration of Independence
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall), approved the Declaration of Independence, severing the colonies' ties...
The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Continental
Congress meeting at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776, which ...
The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,. When in ...
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
-For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
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The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the American
political tradition. It articulates the fundamental ideas that form the American
On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee introduced into Congress a resolution,(
adopted on July 2) which asserted that these United Colonies are, and of right
Citation: Engrossed copy of the Declaration of Independence, August 2, 1776;
Miscellaneous Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789; Records of the ...
By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental
Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political