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1776: Declaration of Independence

The year 1776 was a decisive one for the United States of America. At that point, colonists had been fighting the Revolutionary War for only a year, and it would be seven more years until its end. The Declaration of Independence was a formal document that tied the 13 rebel colonies together as a unit, fighting for their independence from the English monarchy.

Explore these resources to teach your class about this defining document, its authorship, and its role in the fight for liberty.

grades

5 - 8

subjects

Social Studies, U.S. History

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