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Declaration of Independence


The Declaration of Independence was written on July 4, 1776, as the Americans searched for their independence from Britain.

Part I: PreambleEdit

This part of the Declaration of Independence explains why the continental congress drew up the declaration.

Part II: Natural RightsEdit

Explains that in a Republic, people form a government to protect their rights. Lists the rights of citizens:

  • Life
  • Liberty
  • Pursuit of Happiness 

Part III: List of GrievancesEdit

Complains against the British government, specially against their current King, George III. 

They refuse to adapt to the laws of the colonies.

Part IV: ResolutionEdit

States that the colonies are free and independent states with the full power to make war, to form alliances, and to trade with other countries.

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