On July 4, 1776, the 13 original colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence declared that the colonists were free from Britain. The colonists fought and won the War of Independence. They created a new nation, the United States of America.

This section on establishing independence will teach the answers to eight (8) questions.

Words in bold are English words you may not know. You can learn these words in the Word List.

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