The Events, the Time, the History Behind the
Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence has been called the most important document in modern history. It has also been called the "birth certificate of America" (Kullen, 1996) Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration in a brick-layered house in Philadelphia about two hundred years ago (Fradin, 2002). This document told the British King that we wanted to form our own nation. Some leaders in the State House condemned the
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