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Declaration of Independence Episode:
Quizlet (Create Declaration of Independence flashcards)
A Few Interesting Facts:
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), aka the American War of Independence, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America on April 19, 1775 and ended September 3, 1783. The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) lasted 8 years and 137 days
About 20% of the American population during the American Revolutionary War were loyalists
When the Congress were declared traitors by royal decree they responded by issuing the Declaration of Independence.
Not one of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence was born in America.
Signing the Declaration of Independence was extremely dangerous – a treasonable act, punishable by death
George Washington ordered that the Declaration of Independence be read before the American army in New York when it was first printed.
The original sheet of parchment measured 24¼ by 29¾ inches.
In 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, the population of America is estimated to have been 2.5 million – the population of America is now about 312 million.
The Declaration has only left the capital twice. The first time was when the British attacked Washington during the War of 1812, and the second time was during World War II from late 1941 until the fall of 1944 when it was stored at Fort Knox.
1 out of 8 signers (7 in total) were educated at Harvard
The Continental Congress made 86 changes to the draft.
A one gun salute for each state in the United States, called a “salute to the union,” is fired at noon on Independence Day by any capable military base.
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