Decleration Of Indipendence Essay

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Decleration Of Indipendence

Rafi Jacobs A.P. American History Report


About two months ago I still thought that the Declaration of Independence was something
written a few hundred years ago, and was very famous, but had no real historical value. I
just thought it was a nice thing, and after it became famous was adapted as a work of art.
And to be honest I didnt even know what signifagance it had and how much it really did for
out country. But after reading the Declaration of Independence, by Carl Becker, I found
out what it really meant. In this report I will not only prove that I read the book, but
show what affect it had on our country, the independent Unites States of America.


Actually, the decleration wasn't even the officiol act of seperation from Great Britian.
That was done on June 7th, 1776, when Richard Henry Lee, on behalf of the Virginia
Delegation made three resolutions, one that declared the United Sttes should be free and
indipendent states, and there should be no connection between them and Great Britain. It
was voted in on July 2nd, 1776. However, on the 10th of June in when they decided they
should write a decleration of indipendence, and they appointed Thomas Jefferson, John
Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston. At first Thomas
Jefferson ask John Adams if he could write it. He replied "First, you are a Virginian,
ought to be in charge of buissness, next I am obnoxious, suspected, and unpopular, reason
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