In this chapter you learned about the many events that led to the American Revolution. As anger toward Britain grew, many colonists began to feel that independence was the only possible choice. The members of the Second Continental Congress began to discuss independence in the early summer of 1776. By July they were ready to vote. Even though it was considered treason, and would mean death if they were caught, the vote to declare independence was unanimous.
Destination Title: The Declaration of Independence
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Start at the History Channel Web site's exhibit on the Declaration of Independence.
- Click on and read about The Call for Independence.
- Scroll up to the top of the screen and click on Preservation. Read about the efforts that have been made to preserve the document.
Use what you have learned to answer the following questions.