DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

A formal declaration or announcement, promulgated July 4, 1776, by the congress of the United States of America, in the name and behalf of the people of the colonies, asserting and proclaiming their independence of the British
crown, vindicating their pretensions to political autonomy, and announcing themselves
to the world as a free and independent nation.

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