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declaration of independence

  • 1 Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence the Declaˌration of Indeˈpendence noun [sing.] • the document which stated that the US was independent of Britain, signed on 4 July 1776 by representatives of the US states • 《独立宣言》(1776 年 7 月 4 日由美国各州代表签署)

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  • 2 Declaration Of Independence

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    DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE - This is a state paper issued on July 4th, 1776, by people representing the thirteen colonies that became the United States of America, wherein are set forth:
    Certain natural and unalienable rights of man; the uses and purposes of governments the right of the people to institute or to abolish them; the sufferings of the colonies, and their right to withdraw from the tyranny of the king of Great Britain.
    The various acts of tyranny of the British King.
    The petitions for redress of these injuries, and the refusal to redress them; the recital of an appeal to the people of Great Britain, and of their being deaf to the voice of justice and consanguinity.
    An appeal to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of the intentions of the representatives.
    A declaration that the United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connexion between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be dissolved.
    A pledge by the representatives to each other, of their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
    The effect of this declaration was the establishment of the government of the United States as free and independent of Great Britain.
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  • Declaration of Independence — Declaration Dec la*ra tion, n. [F. d[ e]claration, fr. L. declaratio, fr. declarare. See {Declare}.] 1. The act of declaring, or publicly announcing; explicit asserting; undisguised token of a ground or side taken on any subject; proclamation;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Declaration of Independence — Declaration of Independence, n. (Amer. Hist.) 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. [PJC] Note: The Declaration of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Declaration of Independence — Independence In de*pend ence, n. [Cf. F. ind[ e]pendance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self subsistence or maintenance; direction of one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Declaration of independence — (engl., spr. diklarēsch n ŏw indipénndens), die Unabhängigkeitserklärung der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika, die am 4. Juli 1776 in Philadelphia von den Vertretern der 13 Kolonien unterzeichnet wurde …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Declaration of independence — (engl., spr. dĭklärréhsch n ŏf indĕpénndĕnß), die Unabhängigkeitserklärung der Ver. Staaten von Amerika vom 4. Juli 1776 …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Declaration of Independence — n. A document written by Thomas Jefferson and adopted by the thirteen colonies on July 4, 1776, listing the colonies’ grievances against England and declaring the colonies a separate nation free from allegiance to Great Britain. The Essential Law …   Law dictionary

  • Declaration of Independence —   [deklə reɪʃn əv ɪndɪ pendəns], die Unabhängigkeitserklärung der USA …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Declaration of Independence — n. the formal statement, written by Thomas Jefferson and adopted July 4, 1776, by the Second Continental Congress, declaring the thirteen American colonies free and independent of Great Britain: there were fifty six signers …   English World dictionary

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  • Declaration of Independence — 1. the public act by which the Second Continental Congress, on July 4, 1776, declared the Colonies to be free and independent of England. 2. the document embodying it. * * * (July 4, 1776) Document approved by the Continental Congress that… …   Universalium

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