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Declaration of Independence

When in the course of human events ... do you know the rest? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the Declaration of Independence! You’ll find out just what the Declaration actually declared as you learn about the events leading up to 1776, the year that Declaration was signed. Find out why pamphleteer Thomas Paine thought it was "Common Sense" for the colonies to declare independence, as well as who the colonial leaders chose to write the first draft. Plus, you’ll learn about the structure of the document, as well as why Independence Day is celebrated on July 4th! We declare that you’ll really enjoy this movie!

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