When Did America Gain Independence?

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One of the most celebrated moments in American history is the victory over the British in the War of Independence, which ultimately led to the United States being recognized as a free nation. There is even an annual federal holiday to celebrate that momentous achievement. But, when did America gain independence, and why might the answer be much later than Independence Day?

All About the Declaration of Independence

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A Symbolic Document The Declaration of Independence is a symbol of the freedom of the United States from the control of British rule under King George III. The date of its signature is a national holiday and is seen as the day the country was born. But what happened in 1776 to make this document […]

Declaration Of Independence

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Click Here To Skip To Original Documents Download free Declaration of Independence PDF The Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume […]