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American Colonies Declare Independence (1776)

On June 11, 1776, one year into the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson and other delegates of the Continental Congress began drafting a formal declaration of their intent to form a new nation. Their final draft of the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Congress on July 4, a date that would become a national holiday. Most of the congressional delegates signed it that August. Why did John Adams predict that July 2nd—not the 4th—would be considered the greatest day in US history? More...
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American Colonies Declare Independence (1776)
On June 11, 1776, one year into the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson and other delegates of the Continental Congress began drafting a formal declaration of their intent to form a new nation. Their final draft of the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Congress on July 4, a date that would become a national holiday. Most of the congressional delegates signed it that August.
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It was same as the declaration of war on the British.
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Not all Americans wanted to break away from England.


They either kept quiet or went to Canada.


Of course, hindsight is 20/20.

But if the colonists had stayed under British rule, they would have eventually gotten their independence (as did Canada) with the king/queen being the titular head only.

The British would have stopped slavery, and our horrific Civil War (800,000 dead soldiers) would never have happened.
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I am deeply touched by the Declaration: it has been expanded beyond its apparent intions, to all Americans. It's amazing in it breadth, thought and effectiveness.
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