Pre-Revolution, Declaration, Articles of Confederation

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French and Indian War
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Declaration of Independencethe document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the colonies from Great BritainWho wrote the Declaration of Independence?Thomas JeffersonWho was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?John HancockWhen was the Declaration of Independence adopted?July 4, 1776Articles of Confederationthe first constitution of the United StatesArticles of Confederation weaknesses•weak union (central gov.) •no taxes imposed •could not regulate trade •no courts or President