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One important idea found in the Declaration of Independence?

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07/19/2008

It is important to understand that the Declaration of Independence is far more than an announcement that thirteen English colonies perched on the eastern seaboard of North America considered themselves freed of allegiance to Great Britain and to its King, George III. In it we can find the key ideas about how the Americans of that generation thought a free people should live, what form their government should take, and what the mutual responsibilities were between a government and its citizens in order that both order and liberty could be sustained.