Reports, Speeches, and Declarations
Unanimous Declaration of Independence by Texans (1836)
In 1820 Moses Austin, acting as a private U.S. citizen, negotiated an agreement with Spain that gr...
The Declaration of Independence
Adopted by the Second Continental Congress
Enacted July 3, 1776; excerpted from the National Archives and Records Administration
"We hold these truths to be self...
By declaring independence in 1776 the colonies faced an uphill battle that would eventually prove to be advantageous, however on the way they faced a myriad of struggles. The British Kingdom was abus...