The Founding Document: The Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence is America’s political tradition founding document. It expresses the underlying ideas that form the nation of American, that is, all men are created equal and free and hold the same inborn, natural rights. Therefore lawful governments must be based on the approval of the governed and must secure their rights. The Declaration of Independence notified the world of the unanimous decision of the 13 American colonies to detach from Great Britain. The revolution against Britain had been going on for more than 2 years when the Continental Congress commissioned a committee to consider the colonies’ independence from Great Britain, following Richard Henry’s resolution on 7th June 1776. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams,
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