15 - led a committee to write the Declaration of Independence • July 4 1776 • Its primary purpose was to explain the reasons why the colonists

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5/19/11 The declaration of Loyalists-> wanted to remain under British rule. Patriots-> wanted independence. The Second Continental Congress Met in Philadelphia (1776) Delegates decided to declare American independence from Britain. Thomas Jefferson
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Unformatted text preview: led a committee to write the Declaration of Independence. • July 4, 1776 . • Its primary purpose was to explain the reasons why the colonists should be independent from Great Britain. • Influenced by English thinkers like John Locke...
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course HIS 39930 taught by Professor Ming during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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