Writing the Declaration of Independence

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Writing the Declaration of Independence

Video Segment |04:31

The Declaration of Independence is the most enduring protest document in the history of the free world. Written by Thomas Jefferson, the text of the declaration was approved on July 4, 1776.

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  • American settlers
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Britain
  • civil rights

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