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The Declaration of Independence, submitted to the Continental Congress on June 28, 1776, approved on July 2 and declared on July 4, is the document in which the 13 American colonies formally stated their independence from Great Britain and set forth the ideas…

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4:07am PDT - July 4th, 2020

America declared independence on July 2—so why is the 4th a holiday?

The colonies had already voted for freedom from British rule, but debates over slavery held up the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

declaration of independence - National Geographic
5:52pm PDT - July 3rd, 2020

The Declaration of Independence Unites and Divides Us

Since July 4, 1776, Americans have cherished the principles of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”—but disagreed fiercely about how to apply them.

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2:30am PDT - July 4th, 2019

The Declaration of Independence Unites and Divides Us

Since July 4, 1776, Americans have cherished the principles of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”—but disagreed fiercely about how to apply them.

declaration of independence - The Wall Street Journal
2:30am PDT - July 4th, 2019

Wishing for a Tank-Free Fourth

It could be worse. There’s always James Buchanan.

declaration of independence - The New York Times
5:41pm PDT - July 3rd, 2019

Trump is turning US July 4th celebration into a 'political rally'

Critics accuse Trump of disregarding 'institutions, values and norms that have sustained' the United States for years.

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12:41pm PDT - July 3rd, 2019

‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’: The History of Frederick Douglass’ Searing Independence Day Oration

Pulitzer-winning Frederick Douglass biographer David Blight explains what to know about the famous speech, and why its message still endures.

declaration of independence - Time
8:00am PDT - July 3rd, 2019

Charlottesville Replaces Holiday Celebrating Jefferson’s Birthday With Celebration of Slaves’ Emancipation

Jefferson, who authored the Declaration of Independence and owned slaves, is a controversial figure in a city that struggles with racial reconciliation.

declaration of independence - National Review
5:54am PDT - July 3rd, 2019

5 patriotic movies to binge this Fourth of July, from 'Captain America' to 'Rogue One'

If you're looking for patriotic movies to watch this Fourth of July, we've got you covered, from 'Independence Day' to "Top Gun."

declaration of independence - USA Today
4:00am PDT - July 3rd, 2019

Make July Fourth great again? Trump accused of politicizing annual D.C. bash

It's going to be a hot one in much of the U.S. this Fourth of July — and not only because of the forecasted high of a sweltering 34 C. There's also been heated debate about President Donald Trump's plans for this year's Independence Day celebrations in Washin…

declaration of independence - CBC News
1:00am PDT - July 3rd, 2019

Fourth of July 2019: What is the history behind America's biggest national holiday?

Celebration of signing of Declaration of Independence marked every year with spectacular fireworks, family barbecues and baseball games

declaration of independence - Independent
12:09am PDT - July 3rd, 2019

Sudanese refugees in South Sudan yearning for home

More than 147,000 Sudanese, mostly from the Blue Nile region, live in South Sudan’s northern town of Maban.

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4:26am PDT - July 2nd, 2019

Wikipedia founder calls for social media strike

The two-day boycott would mean people not post anything to social media apart from strike notices.

declaration of independence - BBC News
4:21am PDT - July 1st, 2019

50 maps that explain how America lives, spends, and believes

To celebrate Independence Day, we've assembled a collection of maps that illustrate who Americans are and how they live. Geography matters — where we reside and where we come from affects many facets of our lives. The US is a large, complex place, and maps ca…

declaration of independence - Business Insider
4:00am PDT - July 1st, 2019

'Russian-made missile' crashes into Turkish Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot official says Syrian anti-aircraft missile that missed its target struck northern Cyprus.

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3:37am PDT - July 1st, 2019

Whitney North Seymour Jr., Former U.S. Prosecutor Who Fought Corruption, Dies at 95

He was a patrician Republican who was prominent in New York civic, social and legal circles, the scion of a lawyer who championed unpopular causes.

declaration of independence - The New York Times
5:48pm PDT - June 29th, 2019

10 great places where LGBTQ history was made

June 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Find out about Stonewall and other significant places in LGBTQ history.

declaration of independence - USA Today
4:30am PDT - June 28th, 2019

The Conservative Sensibility Is George Will’s Definitive Declaration

A review of The Conservative Sensibility, by George F. Will.

declaration of independence - National Review
7:50am PDT - June 20th, 2019

Trump's big show on July 4: patriotic speech or campaign rally?

President Donald Trump plans a speech at the Lincoln Memorial and a possible Air Force One flyover for an amped-up Independence Day celebration in Washington, drawing criticism that he wants to transform a traditionally nonpartisan, national event into a poli…

declaration of independence - Reuters
1:01pm PDT - June 19th, 2019

India, SCO members unite to condemn terrorism

India, SCO members unite to condemn terrorismAccording to the Bishkek Declaration, the member states stressed that acts of terrorism and extremism cannot be justified.

declaration of independence - The Times of India
5:40am PDT - June 14th, 2019

Catalan leaders deny violence, call for dialogue as trial nears end

Jailed Catalan separatist leaders denied the prosecutors' charge of inciting violence in the Spanish region's failed bid for independence and used their final arguments in a four-month Supreme Court trial in Madrid to call for dialogue.

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11:31am PDT - June 12th, 2019

Americans and Brits Have Been Fighting Over the English Language for Centuries. Here’s How It Started

The two countries have been fighting over their shared language for centuries. Here's how the battle began.

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8:45am PDT - June 11th, 2019

Spanish prosecutor says Catalan leaders attempted "coup" in independence case

A Spanish prosecutor said on Tuesday that Catalan leaders on trial for their part in the region's failed bid for independence in 2017 had knowingly attempted a "coup d'etat" against Spain.

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6:23am PDT - June 4th, 2019

Trump views rare copy of U.S. Declaration of Independence with UK PM May

U.S. President Donald Trump was shown a handwritten parchment copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence - one of only two known to exist - during a visit to British Prime Minister Theresa May's office on Tuesday.

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4:16am PDT - June 4th, 2019

UK's May reminds Trump of transatlantic ties with Churchill-era gift

Prime Minister Theresa May will present U.S. President Donald Trump with a reminder of close Anglo-American ties on Tuesday, marking his state visit to Britain with a copy of a 1941 charter that helped define the post-World War Two global order.

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2:37pm PDT - June 3rd, 2019

RT @EWErickson: NY Times: "One of the primary reasons" for the revolution was to preserve slavery. Thomas Jefferson: Here's this passage w…

Dan (@danieltobin)
12:53pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

Are you are about #PRESIDENT BOOK OF USA? NO CITIZEN HAS A RIGHT TO READ! DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, CONSTITUTION ,

MAZOU MOUNKAILA MAIGA (@mounkaimaiga1)
12:51pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

MG Christie (@Tbaglady)
12:46pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

Kimmers (@KAmericangirl)
12:44pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

Let it Rain (@Cindyb233)
12:43pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

Cay Lane (@lane_cay)
12:41pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

dannyloricroley (@dannyloricrole1)
12:41pm PDT - August 21st, 2019
RT @lSNTlT: look at all the locals walking around as if the declaration of independence isn’t right above their head https://t.co/4IJBZ1PLx5

RT @lSNTlT: look at all the locals walking around as if the declaration of independence isn’t right above their head https://t.co/4IJBZ1PLx5

Emma (@lyricslouis)
12:40pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @AfghanHistorian: A committee suggested to Amanullah to celebrate 2 days; 9Hoot=28Feb (coronation of King) & 28Hoot=19Aug (affirmation o…

Vievara Rosel (@vievararosel)
12:35pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

lee (@lee84176314)
12:35pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

Jess Cassidy (@StarNut87)
12:34pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

I always thought, "We hold these truths to be self-evident" to be a cop-out. Are these truths self-evident? If they were, they why would there be a need for a Declaration of Independence? We need to be able to show our math on that statement. It's not that self-evident to most.

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12:33pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

❌Deplorable Smelly Hillbilly Nancy ❌ (@saveusrepublic2)
12:32pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

The 2nd (@Vadi165)
12:32pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

Gnome❤ (@GnomeGnuts)
12:31pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

ThePumpkinEater (@Elohimhavemercy)
12:30pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

Sfseltzer (@DrSue19380)
12:30pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

Vickie Pagliai (@vickiepagliai1)
12:28pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

(@terrydbarrett)
12:26pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

RT @land_terri: RASHIDA TLAIB IN A TWEET DENOUNCED AMERICA AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE! SHE SHOULD NOT HOLD AN OFFICE!!!!! https://…

⭐️ERIN (@trofeewyf)
12:26pm PDT - August 21st, 2019

Slavery existed some 100 years after the fictional “Kunta Kinte” landed in the “New World.” Obviously for it to have existed for nearly 100 years after the Declaration of Independence, there weren’t many sympathetic people around. https://t.co/jVEWJI49ph

AJ C (@Alvinthe1st)
3:33pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @LATBermudez: After El Paso, many Latinos I spoke to struggled as they shared their anxiety & heartbreak. Familias that have been on thi…

Lee in Iowa #TeamPelosi #Booker2020 (@Lee_in_Iowa)
3:33pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @eji_org: On this day in 1791, black writer Benjamin Banneker, wrote to Thomas Jefferson, challenging his pro-slavery views as inconsist…

Mr. Ernest Crim III (@MrCrim3)
3:33pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @LATBermudez: After El Paso, many Latinos I spoke to struggled as they shared their anxiety & heartbreak. Familias that have been on thi…

Linda Rodriguez (@rodriguez_linda)
3:32pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @buffsoldier_96: Jefferson himself held very contradictory views on slavery. For example the deleted passage in the Declaration of Indep…

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3:32pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @eji_org: On this day in 1791, black writer Benjamin Banneker, wrote to Thomas Jefferson, challenging his pro-slavery views as inconsist…

Mousers (@Mousieta)
3:31pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @eji_org: On this day in 1791, black writer Benjamin Banneker, wrote to Thomas Jefferson, challenging his pro-slavery views as inconsist…

TheResistance's Id (@PollyPhilia)
3:30pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @TimothySandefur: meaning and objects of that part of the Declaration of Independence which declares that ‘all men are created equal.’”

SubliminalMSG (@Heartlandier)
3:29pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @eji_org: On this day in 1791, black writer Benjamin Banneker, wrote to Thomas Jefferson, challenging his pro-slavery views as inconsist…

Brownskinonbothsides (@Biographer1986)
3:27pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @eji_org: On this day in 1791, black writer Benjamin Banneker, wrote to Thomas Jefferson, challenging his pro-slavery views as inconsist…

Black Leftist (@BlackLeftistAF)
3:27pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @eji_org: On this day in 1791, black writer Benjamin Banneker, wrote to Thomas Jefferson, challenging his pro-slavery views as inconsist…

Ms. Nation (@NationGLHS)
3:26pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @eji_org: On this day in 1791, black writer Benjamin Banneker, wrote to Thomas Jefferson, challenging his pro-slavery views as inconsist…

DrSara (@drsarasw)
3:25pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @a_siab: Congratulations to all Afghans on 100th anniversary of declaration of complete independence. Afghanistan,located at the heart o…

Muhammad Asif Khan (@asif_pirali)
3:25pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @sayit_PrezTrump: @NowYouS67660439 I think it’s time to retweet the Declaration of Independence nationally. Because we’re at about that…

Are We There Yet? (@NowYouS67660439)
3:23pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @eji_org: On this day in 1791, black writer Benjamin Banneker, wrote to Thomas Jefferson, challenging his pro-slavery views as inconsist…

Melissa Sostrin (@melsos)
3:22pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @eji_org: On this day in 1791, black writer Benjamin Banneker, wrote to Thomas Jefferson, challenging his pro-slavery views as inconsist…

Jone M. Bosworth, JD (@JoneBosworth)
3:22pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @eji_org: On this day in 1791, black writer Benjamin Banneker, wrote to Thomas Jefferson, challenging his pro-slavery views as inconsist…

Will Harron (@willharron3)
3:18pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @eji_org: On this day in 1791, black writer Benjamin Banneker, wrote to Thomas Jefferson, challenging his pro-slavery views as inconsist…

WEEKLY WORLD OF COMEDY (@WeeklyComedy)
3:18pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @eji_org: On this day in 1791, black writer Benjamin Banneker, wrote to Thomas Jefferson, challenging his pro-slavery views as inconsist…

Ken Torre (@kentorre2)
3:17pm PDT - August 19th, 2019

RT @HeavenlyControl: Why do people put so much stock in the Declaration of Independence like it wasn’t written by slave owners?

Negro Spiritual (@NegroxSpiritual)
12:50pm PDT - August 16th, 2019