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Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Continental
Congress meeting at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776, which announced
that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded
themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states, and no longer a part
of the British Empire. Instead they formed a new nation—the United States of
America. John Adams was a leader in pushing for independence, which was
unanimously approved on July 2. A committee of five had already drafted the
formal declaration, to be ready when Congress voted on independence. The term
"Declaration of Independence" is not used in the document itself.
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