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  Declaration of Independence (United States) - ninemsn Encarta
Declaration of Independence (United States), in United States history, a document proclaiming the independence of the 13 British colonies in America, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
The declaration recounted the grievances of the colonies against the British Crown and declared the colonies to be free and independent states.
Its influence is manifest in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, adopted by the National Assembly of France in 1789, during the French Revolution.
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  United States Declaration of Independence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Declaration of Independence was signed with the Syng inkstand, which is on display at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
The United States Declaration of Independence was influenced by the 1581 Dutch Republic declaration of independence, called the Oath of Abjuration.
Free audiobook of The Declaration of Independence from LibriVox
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 Declaration of Independence (United States) - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Declaration of Independence (United States), in United States history, a document proclaiming the independence of the 13 British colonies in...
Independence (quotations): United States: The Declaration of Independence...
It proclaimed its independence from the Netherlands in 1945, and in 1949 the Netherlands recognized the...
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 United States Declaration of Independence - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Declaration of Independence occurred when Virginian Thomas Jefferson, followed by other members of the members of the Second Continental Congress, stuck King George III in the neck with a shiv, sending a strong message that George wasn't the boss of nobody.
Adopted on 4 July 1776, the Declaration of Independence reflects the issue at the centre of American Revolution: spelling reforms visited on the colonies by the British crown.
Since the government of the United Sates then was neraly as nativist and xenophobic as the current administration, they were denied their request, but were instead given the privilege of having their combined names, "Susan B. Anthony", placed on a silver dollar, along with the inscription of an altered version of the Mona Lisa.
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 United States Declaration of Independence - Simple English Wikipedia
The United States Declaration of Independence is a very important thing in the history of the United States of America.
In the 18th century (1700s), the United States of America was not a country.
The Declaration of Independence is also important because it says the simple ideas that the people of America believe.
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 Declaration of Independence (United States) - tScholars.com
The Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so.
On June 11, 1776, a committee consisting of John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, Robert R. Livingston of New York, and Roger Sherman of Connecticut, was formed to draft a suitable declaration to frame this resolution.
A painting by John Trumbull, depicting the signing of the Declaration with all representatives present, hangs in the grand Rotunda of the Capitol of the United States.
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 United States Declaration of Independence information - Search.com
The full Declaration was rewritten somewhat in general session prior to its adoption by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, at the Pennsylvania State House.
The United States Declaration of Independence was influenced by the 1581 Dutch Republic declaration of independence, called the Oath of Abjuration.
Free audiobook of The Declaration of Independence from LibriVox
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The Declaration of Independence is a document in which the 13 colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing It was ratified by the Continental Congress on July 4 1776 ; this anniversary is celebrated as Independence in the United States.
The Declaration was rewritten somewhat general session prior to its adoption by Continental Congress on July 4 1776 at the Pennsylvania State House.
The Declaration was used as a propaganda tool in which the Americans tried establish clear reasons for their rebellion that persuade reluctant colonists to join them and their just cause to foreign governments that lend them aid.
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 United States Declaration of Independence - Wikinfo
The Declaration of Independence is a document in which the 13 colonies explain their reasons for declaring themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The Declaration was then rewritten somewhat in general session prior to its adoption by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
The Declaration was also a propaganda tool, in which the Americans tried to establish clear reasons for their rebellion that might persuade reluctant colonists to join them and establish their just cause to foreign governments that might lend them aid.
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 United States Declaration of Independence - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Image:Us declaration independence.jpg The Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies in North America declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so.
Template:Fact The Kingdom of Scotland's 1320 Declaration of Arbroath was undoubtedly also an influence as the first known formal declaration of independence.
The famous painting by John Trumbull, which hangs in the grand Rotunda of the Capitol of the United States, is (as mentioned in the caption above) usually incorrectly described as the signing of the Declaration, when what it actually shows is the five-man drafting committee presenting their work.
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 DAR | National Society - Manual for Citizenship - Declaration of Independence, United States of America
It is stated in the Declaration of Independence that the King of Great Britain, George III, refused to approve laws for the good of the people.
It is stated in the Declaration of Independence that the colonists had, in the most humble terms, asked many times for relief from these injustices, but the only answer was denial of various petitions.
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the fifty-six Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled.
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 USA States . com - US states Portal
The United States of America is a federal republic composed of 50 states, of which all except one - Hawaii islands - are in mainland America.
The United States of America, which covers the central part of North America, grew out of the British colonies that were established in the north America in the first half of the 17th century.
The declaration of independence of the 13 states of which the American union then consisted was adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776.
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 The Ultimate Declaration of Independence (United States) - American History Information Guide and Reference
The Declaration was rewritten somewhat in general session prior to its adoption by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, at the Pennsylvania State House.
The Declaration is heavily influenced by the Oath of Abjuration of the Dutch Republic and by the Discourses of Algernon Sydney, to whose legacy Jefferson and Adams were equally devoted.
Suggestions as to the origins of the use of this word in the context of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of Pennsylvania, have pointed to a common source of inspiration in the writings and ideas of Thomas Paine which predate the Declaration of Independence.
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 Declaration of Independence
It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should be perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation in 1778.
That the copies of the declaration be sent to the several assemblies, conventions and committees, or councils of safety, and to the several commanding officers of the continental troops, and that it be proclaimed in each of the United States, and at the head of the army.
The Declaration of Independence was safeguarded all throughout the revolutionary war traveling with the Continental Congress to maintain its safety.
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 Declaration Foundation: Restoring America
Two of his favorite states, the two carved out of the "Nebraska Territory" which Lincoln fought to keep free of slavery in the 1850's, have just seen bills introduced to make the Declaration and its wisdom part of the states' standards of excellence.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
(a) The state board of education shall prepare for the use of the public schools a program providing for patriotic exercises the board deems to be expedient, under such instructions as may best meet the varied requirements of the different grades in such schools.
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 United States Declaration of Independence - Freedom Circle Directory
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America, 4 Jul 1776
Autobiography 1743 -- 1790 With the Declaration of Independence, by Thomas Jefferson, 6 Jan 1821
"The Declaration of Independence declares that the free and independent states were even to have the ability, as individual states, to wage war, which they did during the Revolution.
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 The United States Declaration of Independence - The Land of the Free
The United States Declaration of Independence - The Land of the Free
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
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 The Declaration of Independence - 1776
A Declaration of Rights was adopted which stated the American case against taxation without representation as clearly as the somewhat conflicting opinions of the delegates on that subject would permit, branded the "Intolerable Acts" as "unpolitic, unjust, cruel and unconstitutional," and demanded their repeal.
The new states did indeed cooperate through Congress in a way that they had been unable to agree upon before; but the Articles of Confederation which were presently presented and adopted as a codification of the existing practice merely provided for a loose alliance that only the necessities of war could hold together.
The United States is now two and a quarter centuries since independence, and bordering on a totally socialistic state, heavily indulging in "public plunder" at present, unconstitutional in most aspects, operating in receivership as a bankrupt nation.
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 Declaration of Independence
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument.
The political philosophy of the Declaration was not new; its ideals of individual liberty had already been expressed by John Locke and the Continental philosophers.
"The Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence" by Stephen Lucas.
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 LIBERTY! . Teacher's Guide . Declaration of Independence | PBS
Since Thomas Jefferson’s writing of the Declaration, many groups have interpreted the document to mean different ideas, and frequently, the Declaration has been used to justify other political and social movements.
While the Declaration is an important historic document and incorporates many of America’s most basic beliefs, it has no effect of law in 21st Century America.
The teacher should remind students that the idea of independence was not necessarily embraced by all colonists, and that while many believed the British had violated the colonists’ basic rights, the violation was not enough to warrant a rebellion.
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 Declaration of Independence
This site is a good resource for anyone curious about the Declaration and its history, or for the student who needs resources for his or her research paper.
The original Declaration is now exhibited in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom in Washington, DC.
Read the lengthy excerpt from Thomas Jefferson's autobiography that talks about the days leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the history of the document, and various other factors which involved the authoring of the Declaration.
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 United States Constitution Declaration of Independence
What follows is the complete United States Constitution Declaration of Independence and the men who signed it.
The date of the Declaration of Independence is July 4th, 1776 and the Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, ratified on March 4, 1789.
That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved;
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 The Avalon Project : Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Ferdinand Jefferson, Keeper of the Rolls in the Department of State, at Washington, says: " The names of the signers are spelt above as in the facsimile of the original, but the punctuation of them is not always the same; neither do the names of the States appear in the facsimile of the original.
The names of the signers of each State are grouped together in the facsimile of the original, except the name of Matthew Thornton, which follows that of Oliver Wolcott."-Revised Statutes of the United States, 2d edition, 1878, p.
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 United States Declaration of Independence Summary
The American Revolution was both a war for independence and a conflict that gave rise to a new society and political culture.
The Declaration of Independence was the document in which the people of the thirteen British North American colonies declared th...
Explains the second section of the Declaration of Independence, formally known as the Declaration of Rights.
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 Declaration of Independence
Then, late in the afternoon of July 4, the Declaration was officially adopted.
On July 19, the Congress ordered that the Declaration be "fairly engrossed on parchment, with the title and stile of 'The unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America'" and signed by every member of Congress.
The "self-evident truths" and list of grievances against King George were not only a justification for breaking ties between the colonies and England, they are an expression of the convictions in the hearts and minds of all people.
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