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The Declaration of Independence

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Laura K. Murray

Written by Founding Father Thomas Jefferson addressed to King George III of England, the Declaration of Independence was a key document in shaping the course of American history and severing the colonies' ties to England. Young readers will learn about the events that led to the writing and creation of the Declaration of Independence, the effect it had on the colonists' lives, and why it is one of America's most significant symbols of liberty. Leveled, accessible text and primary-source images provide a close look at this key document and its impact on our nation.