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The Declaration of Independence

Generals Washington and Cornwallis tell of the reaction to the Declaration of Independence.

Highlights

  • The Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
  • George Washington had the Declaration read to the Continental troops under his command.
  • The Declaration of Independence met with varying opinion in Britain.
1776 Declaration of Independence broadside, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

1776 Declaration of Independence broadside, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation


Image from Wikimedia Commons; Source: United States Declaration of Independence; Licensing information: This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

United States Declaration of Independence, July 1776, public domain