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Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence
A short essay on the lead up to Jefferson's authorship of the Declaration and its adoption by the Continental Congress.

The Declaration of Independence Around the World
See how the words and ideas in the Declaration of Independence have impacted human rights around the world.

The Legacy of the Declaration
The Declaration of Independence proclaimed the creation of an American "people," asserted a claim to universal rights, and declared America to be independent of the British Empire.  In a war-torn and uncertain world, the Declaration gave a new nation its enduring vision.

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