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Declaration of Independence

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Who?
Thomas Jefferson created
Who?
56 representatives signed
Where?
Philadelphia, PA
Why?
Colonists thought the King was unjust. Tired of British laws.
What?
Document that declared freedom from the British.
Why do we celebrate July 4th?
signing of the Declaration of Independece. All 13 colonies agreed to be free.
What was going on in the Colonies while the Declaration was written and signed AND after?
American Revolution
1st part of the Declaration of Independence
Preamble the introduction
2nd part of the Declaration of Independence
Rights the Colonists wanted
3rd part of the Declaration of Independence
Complaints about the Tyrannical Acts of King George III
4th part of the Declaration of Independence
How the Colonists tried to avoid separation
5th part of the Declaration of Independence
Declaring freedom from England