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  Declaration of Independence: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of ...
The text of the Declaration of Independence appears in the Journals of the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
A printed copy of the final version of the Declaration of Independence is available in the United States Statutes at Large and Elliot's Debates.
The Declaration of Independence was enacted on July 4, 1776.
www.loc.gov /rr/program/bib/ourdocs/DeclarInd.html   (848 words)

  
  Declaration of Independence - MSN Encarta
Declaration of Independence, document in American history used by the 13 British North American colonies to proclaim their independence from Great Britain.
The Declaration of Independence was adopted in final form on July 4, 1776.
For the American colonists, the declaration was an announcement to the rest of the world that the colonies were independent from Great Britain; it also provided a rationale for this action.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761559234/Declaration_of_Independence.html   (1244 words)

  
  Declaration of independence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand (1835) - This was a declaration of the independence of the Māori tribes.
Declaration of Independence of Guinea-Bissau (1973) - Guinea-Bissau, formerly Portuguese Guinea, declared independence from Portugal in 1973.
Declaration of Independence of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (1983) - The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was proclaimed in northern Cyprus in 1983.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Declaration_of_Independence   (1899 words)

  
 United States Declaration of Independence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence   (3300 words)

  
 Declaration of Independence
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 author is pictured here holding The Dunlap Declaration and Thomas Jefferson's Committee of Five Final Draft of the Declaration of Independence which are both housed at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.
The Declaration of Independence was safeguarded all throughout the revolutionary war traveling with the Continental Congress to maintain its safety.
declarationofindependence.info   (3979 words)

  
 USFlag.org: A website dedicated to the Flag of the United States of America - Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia behind a veil of Congressionally imposed secrecy in June 1776 for a country wracked by military and political uncertainties.
They are shown submitting their draft of the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress, June 28, 1776 Edward Savage's engraving (86k), based on Robert Edge Pine's painting of the presentation of the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress, is considered one of the most realistic renditions of this historic event.
An 1876 print representing the "Declaration Committee," (107k) chaired by Thomas Jefferson, which was charged in June 1776 with drafting a declaration of independence for action by the Continental Congress.
www.usflag.org /declaration.html   (1067 words)

  
 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.
www.archives.gov /national-archives-experience/charters/declaration.html   (379 words)

  
 Texas Treasures - Texas Declaration of Independence - Texas State Library
The Declaration of November 7, 1835, passed by the Consultation announced that the Texan war against Mexico principally intended to restore the Mexican Constitution of 1824, abrogated by the actions of President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, and to achieve separate Mexican statehood for Texas.
A free and independent Republic of Texas was officially declared March 2, 1836, when the 54 delegates -- each representing one of the settlements in Texas -- approved the Texas Declaration of Independence.
According to the endorsement on the Declaration of Independence, this original copy was deposited by Commissioner to the United States William H. Wharton with the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C. It was not returned to Texas until some time after June 1896.
www.tsl.state.tx.us /treasures/republic/declare-01.html   (345 words)

  
 History of The Declaration of Independence
The fourth colony to pronounce for independence was Virginia, which went farther than the others by instructing its delegates to propose independence to the Continental Congress.
This was altogether an act of sovereignty, and it rendered necessary, as a logical consequence, a declaration of independence of the Crown.
The Declaration was read at the head of each brigade in the army, from the pulpit and the public platform; and it was welcomed everywhere with shouts and processions, with the firing of guns and the ringing of bells, with bonfires and illuminations.
www.usahistory.info /Revolutionary-War/Declaration.html   (1612 words)

  
 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
Students may be especially interested to view an image of a fragment of the Declaration and a transcript of the earliest known draft of the Declaration.
The most frequently reproduced version of the Declaration is taken from the engraving made by printer William J. Stone in 1823.
An annotated version of the final draft of the Declaration, with links to an earlier draft and other materials such as Jefferson's letters, is available through EDSITEment at Presidential Speeches.Passages in parentheses in the draft surround items that were crossed out; it is believed that some of those changes were made by John Adams.
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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.
www.ushistory.org /declaration   (396 words)

  
 The Declaration of Independence and Natural Rights, Lesson Plans
Declaration of the Causes and Necessity for Taking Up Arms stopped short of declaring independence, but pointed out the folly of governing the American colonies from England.
Now, almost 100 years later, a formal declaration of independence by the Continental Congress was the only thing standing in the way of a complete break with King George.
On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to declare the independence of the American colonies from English rule.
www.crf-usa.org /Foundation_docs/Foundation_lesson_declaration.htm   (2045 words)

  
 Declaration of Independence: Surfing the Net with Kids
In anticipation of a vote for independence, the Continental Congress appointed a committee to compose a document declaring the colonies' independence from Britain.
Also on display are fragments of a "Dunlap Broadside," one of twenty-four surviving copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, done by John Dunlap in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.
On July 4th in American history: the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776; the New York World's Fair had a fireworks exhibition in 1939 and 1940; and Greased Pig Races were held in Vale, Oregon in 1941.
www.surfnetkids.com /declaration.htm   (556 words)

  
 National Park Service: A Multitude of Amendments, Alterations and Additions
On 4 July, the Congress approved the Declaration and it was formally adopted by unanimous vote of all the colonies represented.
That 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; that it be proclaimed in each of the United States, and at the head of the Army.(10)
During the late-eighteenth century and early-nineteenth century, individual perception of the Declaration of Independence evolved from a view of the document as an instrument for colonial independence to a symbol of American nationalism.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/dube/inde2.htm   (2249 words)

  
 The Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence - Declaration of Independence, full and formal declaration adopted July 4, 1776, by representatives...
The Declaration of Independence as a Basic Document of the State of Israel.
Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence for Thomas Jefferson, the pen truly was mightier than the sword.(American History)(Cover......
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0101022.html   (1215 words)

  
 usnews.com: The People's Vote: Declaration of Independence (1776)
Although the section of the Lee Resolution dealing with independence was not adopted until July 2, Congress appointed on June 10 a committee of five to draft a statement of independence for the colonies.
On July 19th, Congress ordered that the Declaration be engrossed on parchment with a new title, "the unanimous declaration of the thirteen united states of America," and "that the same, when engrossed, be signed by every member of Congress." Engrossing is the process of copying an official document in a large hand.
The engrosser of the Declaration was probably Timothy Matlock, an assistant to Charles Thomson, secretary to the Congress.
www.usnews.com /usnews/documents/docpages/document_page2.htm   (376 words)

  
 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.
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.
Ask students to compare these documents with the Declaration (the teacher may wish to substitute other documents if they are available) and in chart form, show specific instances where the authors of these documents borrowed from Jefferson.
www.pbs.org /ktca/liberty/tguide_2.html   (1032 words)

  
 Amazon.com: American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence: Books: Pauline Maier   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is a well-written, well-researched, entertaining account of the creation of the United States' Declaration of Independence as well as an analysis of how the declaration has been enshrined as something of a sacred document (a place it did not always hold).
A major thrust of the book is its analysis and comparison of "declarations of independence" adopted by various localities and states among the American colonies prior to the adoption of the July 4 1776 document by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
Pauline Maier suggests that her account of the Declaration of Independence puts her somewhat at odds with other historians and takes issues with what she considers to be a number of well established myths and views.
www.amazon.com /American-Scripture-Making-Declaration-Independence/dp/0679779086   (2730 words)

  
 Declaration of Independence
A discernible drift toward independence was occurring, but the publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and news of George III’s decision to hire foreign mercenary soldiers to fight in America radicalized the views of many.
The independence issue was assigned to Robert Livingston of New York, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, John Adams of Massachusetts and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, the only Southerner.
The Declaration of Independence was largely the work of Thomas Jefferson, who at the time was more concerned about his wife's failing health and about drafting a new constitution for Virginia.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h670.html   (773 words)

  
 Declaration of Independence
The chronology of the Declaration of Independence is that the initial resolution that the "Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States" (still preserved in the handwriting of R. Lee) was introduced June 7th, debated on the 8th and 10th and further consideration postponed until July 1st.
Research among the engraved portraits by St.Memin discloses the fact that the alleged picture of William Whipple in Independence Hall is in fact a portrait of a Joseph Wipple (note the spelling) which was drawn and engraved by St.Memin in 1805.
Jefferson, Paris, 1786 to convey an idea of the room in which Congress sat at the Declaration of Independence, on the ground floor of the Old State House in Philadelphia, - Left hand at entering." It was during Trumbull's visit to Jefferson that he began this composition, "with the assistance of his information and advice".
www.americanrevolution.org /decsm.html   (1367 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:
The Texas Declaration of Independence was framed and issued by the Convention of 1836
In fact there is some evidence that he brought to the convention a proposed declaration that was adopted with little change by the committee and the convention, a view which is substantiated by the fact that the committee was appointed on March 1 and the declaration was presented to the convention on March 2.
According to the declaration, the Mexican government had invaded Texas to lay waste territory and had a large mercenary army advancing to carry on a war of extermination.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/TT/mjtce.html   (402 words)

  
 Declaration of Independence
signalling that the Declaration of Independence was approved and officially adopted by the Continental Congress.
Here is the Declaration of Independence as it originally appeared in the Pennsylvania Packet in its issue of Monday, July 8, 1776.
This facsimile of a portion of The Packet is from a reprint of the original by J.V. Vondersmith of Philadelphia on the centennial observance of the Declaration in 1876.
www.earlyamerica.com /earlyamerica/freedom/doi   (326 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Declaration Of Independence: Books: Sam Fink   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the Declaration specifies the colonists grievances against King George III, the comically hyperbolic cross-hatch illustrations depict inventive symbols for the despised British rule and a range of comical parodies of the monarch.
On a spread declaring that the king is a Tyrant,...
Perfect for youngsters 10 and older, The Declaration Of Independence is a marvelously evocative experience that both inspires and captures the imagination, and is most definitely one of the best new books of 2002.
www.amazon.com /Declaration-Independence-Sam-Fink/dp/0439407001   (2107 words)

  
 The Patriot Resource: Declaration of Independence
On the morning of July 4 in what is now known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.
On July 9, the Declaration of Independence is read to the American army in New York by order of General George Washington.
On January 18, 1777, Congress, now meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, ordered that signed copeis of the Declaration of Independence be printed and sent to the states.
www.patriotresource.com /events/declaration.html   (482 words)

  
 The Declaration of Independence - 1776
The events, by and large, leading to the decision to declare for independence, are well delineated in the Declaration of Independence, a bill of particulars and reasons.
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 "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence, one of the great milestones in American history, shows the evolution of the text from the initial "fair copy" draft by Thomas Jefferson to the final text adopted by Congress on the morning of July 4, 1776.
www.barefootsworld.net /doi1776.html   (8070 words)

  
 Primacy: The Declaration of Independence
It was used by Thomas Jefferson for the opening paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence.
New Hampshire said that "All men are born equally free and independent," then offered still another version of Mason's statement on rights: All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights; among which are-the enjoying and defending life and liberty-acquiring, possessing and protecting property-and in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness.
The entire intent for the War of Independence was to establish a society, based upon the consent of citizens, free from government tyranny.
batr.org /autonomy/111804.html   (1027 words)

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