from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Declaration of Independence in the vocabulary. See also under Independence.
- n. The document promugated, July 4, 1776, by the leaders of the thirteen British Colonies in America that they have formed an independent country. See note below.
- n. the declaration of the Congress of the Thirteen United States of America, on the 4th of July, 1776, by which they formally declared that these colonies were free and independent States, not subject to the government of Great Britain.
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- n. the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain
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And more than that, The Archives, with the original Constitution and Declaration of Independence to make you misty-eyed and silent and remind you that we'd done things even the Romans couldn't, we'd invented a stable government of free citizens.
The date underneath is that of the Declaration of Independence and the words under it signify the beginning of the new American Æra, which commences from that date.
On 3 June the Montenegrin Parliament adopted a Declaration of Independence following certification of the referendum results.
In a font so tiny I could have penned the Declaration of Independence on a grain of rice, I leisurely inscribed on the side of her underwear,Richard Michael Mullane, Major, United States Air Force, Astronaut, National Aeronautical and Space Administration.
The Declaration of Independence may have been, in the words of historian Joseph Ellis, “a transformative moment in world history, when all laws and human relationships dependent on coercion would be swept away forever.”
In fact, the very principles of the Declaration of Independence sounded the deathknell of slavery forever.
The principles they fought for, suffered and endured so much for, are the same for which we are now struggling -- State Rights, State Sovereignty, the great principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence -- the right of every State to govern itself as it pleases.
The Great Speech of Hon. A.H. Stephens, Delivered Before the Georgia Legislature, on Wednesday Night, March 16th, 1864, to which is Added Extracts prom [sic] Gov. Brown's Message to the Georgia Legislature.
The American female politicians have been getting up a womanifesto (as Thackeray called the Stafford House Anti-Slavery Protest), in opposition to the famous Declaration of Independence of their ancestors and fellow-countrymen, protesting against that celebrated document as worse than meaningless, while "woman," as they call us, remains in her present position of political non-existence.
HAVING heard while in Slavery that "God made of one blood all nations of men," and also that the American Declaration of Independence says, that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;" we could not understand by what right we were held as "chattels."
The committee arrived at Front Street to find Morris in company with his brother-in-law, William White, and John Nixon, the army veteran who gave the Declaration of Independence its first public reading back in 1776.