Declaration of Independence
||The Continental Congress and delegates from each colony
||The Declaration of Independence is a historical document in which the colonies declared their freedom from the British. It stated the reasons why the colonists were rejecting the British rule.
||The Declaration was adopted on July 4, 1779.
||This took place in the thirteen colonies.
||A group of delegates from each of the colonies joined together and held meetings until they decided how to write the declaration, and what they would say.
||They were feed up. The colonists were sick of the King taxing them, and they wanted to be free. There is a whole list of grievances, or complaints about the King, listed in the declaration.
" We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are
created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with
certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness&"
Signers of the Declaration:
John Hancock President from Massachusetts.
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Nelson Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Robert Treat Paine
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