Declaration Of Independence: The Most Important Document In United States History

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The most important document in United States history. The Declaration of Independence declared our independence from the British empire. The United States values this document because it is part of our heritage. The document allowed us to be a free nation once and for all, it also paved the way for the new nation of the United States. From the news to everyday life the Declaration of Independence has a lasting effect on our nation.It is important to know how the Declaration of Independence was needed, was made, and what it said.

In the first place, the Declaration of Independence was made to free the 13 colonies from the ravages of the British empire. When the war started between British troops and colonists at Lexington and Concord, very few people desired independence (“Declaration of Independence). The continuing British occupation made the colonists even more bitter; in addition, the colonists wanted self-government. However, the British were not wanting to grant them self-government
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After Jefferson had finished writing his “rough draft” of the declaration, the committee made some final changes (“Declaration of Independence). Finally on July, 4th 1776, the Declaration of Independence was finally adopted (“Declaration of Independence). Although the document is titled the Declaration of Independence, it did not “establish” the colonies independence. The declaration only stated a cause for action, and after it was adopted there was no “turning back” (“Declaration of Independence). On July 8th, 1776, the city of Philadelphia met at the state house which today is now called Independence Hall to hear the declaration read aloud (“Declaration of Independence). On the back of the document it is written "Original Declaration of Independence / dated 4th July 1776” (“Declaration of Independence). The colonies had finally gained its
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