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The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. This historic document said that the American colonies were independent from Great Britain.


The Declaration of Independence: Cry for Freedom
The Declaration of Independence was a brave act of freedom by American colonists fighting a war against Great Britain. This easy-to-understand article gives you the before, during, and after.

Text of the Declaration of Independence
Read the full text of the Declaration for yourself!

The Declaration Homepage
See how the Declaration developed, from its earliest ideas through its writing and adoption.

Biographies of the Signers
This outstanding site has biographies of all the men who signed the Declaration of Independence!

Image of Original Document
See an image of the original document engraved in stone.

Translations of the Declaration
Read the historic words in other languages, including French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, German, Japanese, and Hebrew.

More on the Declaration
This great site has images of the original paper copy of the Declaration, as well as lots more fun info!

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