Declaration-of-independence definition

(proper) The formal statement, written by Thomas Jefferson and adopted July 4, 1776, by the Second Continental Congress, declaring the thirteen American colonies free and independent of Great Britain: there were fifty-six signers.
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The Declaration of Independence is defined as the formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain.

An example of the Declaration of Independence was the document adopted at the Second Continental Congress on July 4th, 1776.

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