Declaration of Independence

Information you should know
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Why did the colonists want independence from Great Britain?

What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence?

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US Government Archives information on the DOI
Library of Congress: guide to the American Revolution
US Archives DOI
Declaration of Independence: how it came about
Video clip on the DOI an analysis of the 7 parts

Maps & Charts

Battles of Lexington and Concord - Map in Motion
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Fox: Declaration of Independence
The Story of Us - 2 "Revolution" Declaration of Independence
French & Indian War (29 min)
"Taxation without Representation" - 3 min. video
Boston Tea Party - 4 min. video
DOI Translated by Kids - 5 min. musical video
The DOI Explained for Kids
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Declaration of Independence