When was the Declaration of Independence signed?

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The Declaration of Independence declared that we were no longer being ruled by Great Britain. It stated that we were an independent country. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. This is the day that we celebrate our independence from Great Britain. However, the Declaration of Independence...

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The Declaration of Independence declared that we were no longer being ruled by Great Britain. It stated that we were an independent country. The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. This is the day that we celebrate our independence from Great Britain. However, the Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed on July 4.

Most people signed the Declaration of Independence on August 2, 1776. It took some time to write the Declaration of Independence in a clear hand. Some delegates weren’t authorized to vote for independence until after July 4. Some people signed the Declaration of Independence after August 2. Two people never signed the Declaration of Independence at all. If you want to see the signed parchment copy, you can view it at the National Achieves in Washington, D.C.

Thus, most people who signed the Declaration of Independence signed it on August 2, 1776.

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