The Patriots and theDeclaration of Independence BY: _____________________
The Patriots Against Great Britain Wanted a separation from the mother country Patriots were brave men who were not loyal to Britain anymore and some fought in militias(volunteer army) during battles
Why did the Patriots want independence? The patriots wanted Independence from Great Britain because they protested that Great Britainhad no right to tax them without the consent of their own colonial assemblies. They called the British policies "Taxation Without Representation." Some colonists refused to buy British Products.
Facts About The Declaration of Independence• The United States Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776• The United States Declaration of Independence declared that the ThirteenColonies in North America we “free and independent states.”• The Declaration explained the justifications for separation from the Britishcrown.• The Declaration of Independence is considered to be the founding documentof the United States of America• Americans celebrate Independence on July 4 which was the day that theDeclaration was adopted.• John Hancock was the first and only person to sign the Declaration on July 4,1776.