The Declaration of Independence is an official act taken by 13 American colonies demanding their independence from the British.
The United States Declaration of Independence, formally The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, is the pronouncement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1776. Some say it is the most historically significant breakup letter ever written.
A government established that can only govern by the consent of its people was a concept completely radical and unheard of for its time. The USA is the last vestige of hope for individual liberty around the world. Never forget what these men did.
Declaration of Independence, in U.S. history, document that was approved by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, and that announced the separation of 13 North American British colonies from Great Britain. It explained why the Congress on July 2 “unanimously” by the votes of 12 colonies (with New York abstaining) had resolved that “these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be Free and Independent States.” Accordingly, the day on which the final separation was officially voted was July 2, although the 4th, the day on which the Declaration of Independence was adopted, has always been celebrated in the United States as the great national holiday—the Fourth of July, or Independence Day.
The Declaration of Independence states three basic ideas: (1) God made all men equal and gave them the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; (2) the main business of government is to protect these rights; (3) if a government tries to withhold these rights, the people are free to revolt…etc.
But what about the native Americans who were slaughtered to make this country. for the ones who did all the slaughtering and imprisonment for the hearts of all ethnic groups who have the blues for all the devastation and violence that’s been a crucial element in this nation's history, development, and future.
Has violence, imprisonment, and the deniers what America has become?