Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence
1776

A statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and thus no longer a part of the British Empire, written primarily by Thomas Jefferson

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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.

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Declaration of Independence
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1776
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A statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and thus no longer a part of the British Empire, written primarily by Thomas Jefferson