Aug 14, 2019 · l"] COMMONLIT Class: The Founding of American Democracy By Jessica McBirney 2016 The American colonies rose up in 1776 against Britain with the goal of becoming an independent state. They sent the King of England their Declaration of Independence, a little more than a year after the start of the Revolutionary War.
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