The United States Declaration of Independence is the pronouncement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1776.
The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, and declared that the Thirteen Colonies were independent of Great Britain. It was drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, and revised by members of Congress including Benjamin Franklin and John Adams.
The Declaration of Independence is adopted. On this day in history, July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is adopted. Congress had voted unanimously 2 days before to sever all ties with Great Britain. The discrepancy in dates causes some confusion.
The committee presented the final draft before Congress on June 28, 1776, and Congress adopted the final text of the Declaration of Independence on July 4. The British Government did its best to dismiss the Declaration as a trivial document issued by disgruntled colonists.
As people across the United States celebrate the nation’s birthday, explore nine surprising facts about the founding document adopted on July 4, 1776. 1. The Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed on July 4, 1776. On July 1, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, and on
Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence later on the Fourth of July (though most historians now accept that the document was not signed until August 2). The Declaration of Independence became a significant landmark in the history of democracy.
The Declaration of Independence stated that if a government does not protect the rights of the people, the people can create a new government. For this reason, the colonists separated from their British rulers. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.
July 4, 1776. The date that Congress approved of and adopted the written Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. Many believe that it should be July 2, 1776, because that’s when the Declaration of Independence was adopted by a voice vote.
Signing of the United States Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America by Armand-Dumaresq (c. 1873) has been hanging in the White House since the late 1980s The Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, with 12 of the 13 colonies voting in favor and New York abstaining.
I was discussing this recently as relevant to the topic of when Americans first became “Americans” as citizens and inhabitants of the United States of America. For legal and cultural purposes, Americans consider the first day of their official his…