Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence, full and formal declaration adopted July 4, 1776, by representatives of the Thirteen Colonies in North America announcing the separation of those colonies from Great Britain and making them into the United States.
Sections in this article:
- The Road to Its Adoption
- The Declaration and Its Importance
- Signers of the Declaration
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