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Declaration Of Independence!

In 1776, the beginning of the American Revolutionary War together the leaders came together to write a letter to the King of England. They wanted to explain why they were fighting to be their own country, independent of England. This is what they had to say (but in easier words): Sometimes one group of people decide to split off from another group, and to become an independent country, as the laws of Nature and of God that they can. But when this happens, if they want other people to respect them, they should explain why they are splitting off. We think these things are obviously true: That all men are created equal, that all men have some rights given to them by God, that among these rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Constitution

After the American Revolutionary War, the leaders of the United States got together to try to write up some rules for how the government of this new country would work. Men came from all of the thirteen states (except Rhode Island). Benjamin Franklin came from Pennsylvania. Little by little, the leaders worked out compromises, and this is what they came up with (but shorter and in simpler words): We, the people of the United States, are writing this Constitution in order to have justice, to have peace, to be able to defend ourselves, to be better off, and to be free - not just for ourselves, but for all our children and descendants.

Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation was a proclamation made by President Abraham Lincoln first in 1862 and then added on to in 1863.There have been many other movements, rights granted and even an amendment that came about as a result of the changes that were set in motion by the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation announced the freedom of slaves.

The American Revolution

The American Revolution, also known as the Revolutionary War, began in 1775. British soldiers and American patriots started the war with battles at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.Colonists in America wanted independence from England. The British government attempted to pass some laws, enforce several taxes, and increase more control over the colonies. The colonies strongly objected to these laws and taxes.  They wanted England to have no control over them.  George Washington, a former military officer and wealthy Virginian, was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. Members of the Continental Congress wrote a letter to King George of England outlining their complaints and declaring their independence from England. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, in which the colonies declared their independence from England. The war ended in 1783, and the United States of America was born.