Declaration of Independence

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Declaration of Independence

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1. (Historical Terms) the proclamation made by the second American Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which asserted the freedom and independence of the 13 Colonies from Great Britain
2. (Historical Terms) the document formally recording this proclamation
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Declaration of Independence

A document asserting that “these united colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states” 1775–76.
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Noun1.Declaration of Independence - the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain
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