John Adams: Declaration of Independence
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Congress approves the Declaration of Independence which states that the colonies must be free and independent states. All delegates vote in favor of the document except for those from New York, who abstain from voting.
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What are examples both past and present that exemplify the message of the Declaration of Independence?
Why is the room so quiet? Shouldn't they be happy that the Declaration had passed?
Are there other words that could be used to mean the same thing? Would they have the same effect?
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