What Is The Declaration Of Independence?

What Is The Declaration Of Independence?

by Michael C. Harris, Who HQ

Which of these facts are true?
It announced that the thirteen colonies were splitting from Great Britain
The signers of the declaration risked being put to death as traitors
It continues to inspire people all around the world who yearn for freedom

Step back in time to the birth of America and meet the real-life rebels who made this country free!

On a hot summer day near Philadelphia in 1776, Thomas Jefferson sat at his desk and wrote furiously until early the next morning. He was drafting the Declaration of Independence, a document that would sever this country’s ties with Britain and announce a new nation—The United States of America. Colonists were willing to risk their lives for freedom, and the Declaration of Independence made that official. Discover the true story of one of the most radical and uplifting documents in history and follow the action that fueled the Revolutionary War.

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Product Details

  • Number of Pages : 112
  • Publisher : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Publication Date : 2016-01-08
  • Weight : 144g
  • Product Code : 9780448486925
  • Dimension : 135 x 194 x 7 mm
  • Youngest Recommended Age : 8
  • Oldest Recommended Age : 12

About Author

Michael C. Harris, Who HQ

Michael C. Harris is a freelance writer and college writing instructor based in Evanton, Illinois, where he lives with his wife, two soccer-loving sons, a dwarf hamster, a gecko, and a really weird cat. He has written a number of books for kids--including Cool Science titles about artificial intelligence, weird diseases, and spare body parts for humans. Who HQ is your headquarters for history. The Who HQ team is always working to provide simple and clear answers to some of our biggest questions. From Who Was George Washington? to Who Is Michelle Obama?, and What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? to Where Is the Great Barrier Reef?, we strive to give you all the facts.