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Declaration of Independence

What groups did the continental congress hope to sway by the declaration of independence?

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09/17/2014

The original purpose of the U.S. Declaration of Independence was to gain support from the king. When this intention failed the Continental Congress hoped to sway groups including the uncommitted colonists, Spain, France, and those that opposed BritainÕs control.