What did the Declaration of Independence do?

On July 4, 1776, the American colonies declared their freedom from British rule. The (US) Declaration of Independence asserted a philosophy of government that any government (MORE)

Was the adoption of the declaration of independence a legal act?

Good question. From Britain's standpoint and many Loyalist in the colonies they didn't believe so. The colonies believed that they were given charts to guide their own course, (MORE)

What was the declaration of the independence?

a statement adopted by the Contential Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the Thirteen American Colonies then at war with Great Britian regarded themselves as indep (MORE)