John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger
Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston prepared the statement.
||The Declaration of
Independence was created to give the 13 original colonies independence.
||The declaration was
signed in Philadelphia.
||July 4, 1776.
||A document stating America’s
independence. War broke out in Britain and the colonists wanted
independence. But others wanted a larger amount of self government.
|"Declaration of Independence."
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