July 4th, 1776 the Continental Congress declares that the thirteen American Colonies are a new nation, the United States of America.

July 4th, 1776 the Continental Congress declares that the thirteen American Colonies are a new nation, the United States of America.

A nation born through rebellion against taxation without representation, and a lack of a voice in the British Parliament.

Preamble

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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