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The Declaration of Independence was an act of what body?

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The Second Continental Congress, 1776
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Why was signing the declaration of independence a dangerous act?

It was dangerous because if/when King George III saw your name on that document, you would be killed by the English soldiers, or redcoats. The largest name on that list is Joh

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,