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The Declaration of IndependenceThe Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. This document reflects theprinciples America stands for as a country. “The condition of the parchment Declaration of Independence is a sign of the place it has held in the hearts of many Americans. Years of public display have faded and worn this treasured document. Today it is maintained under the most exacting archival conditions possible (National Archives, 2018).” This document can be found to read the transcript at . The visual of The Declaration of Independence is seen at . The Declaration of Independence was drafted for the United Colonies to be free from the allegiance to the British Crown. There were 13 colonies that came together to fight the reign of the King. “By the middle of May 1776, eight colonies had decided that they would support independence (National Archives, 2018).”

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