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What was the significance of the Declaration of Independence?


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The Declaration of Independence, besides declaring that the colonies were now an independent nation, also set forth the reasons why we were breaking from Great Britain. It established the reasons for the colonies declaring independence.

More broadly, it's lasting significance is the philosophy stating that ALL men start out equal. No one was better due to their parents or ancestors.

The significance of the Declaration of Independence is that it let England know that the colonies were intending to become a separate country.