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Declaration of Independence
Credit: John Trumbull

The United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and thus no longer a part of the British Empire. Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration is a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The birthday of the United States of AmericaIndependence Day—is celebrated on July 4, the day the wording of the Declaration was approved by Congress.


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Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851)
Credit: Emanuel Leutze
On the night of December 25–26, 1776, George Washington led a force of 2,400 across the Delaware River which surprised and captured the Hessian force located at Trenton, New Jersey

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Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, by John Trumbull
Credit: Itsmine
In 1820, John Trumbull painted this depiction of Lord Cornwallis surrendering at Yorktown, however, neither George Washington or Lord Cornwallis participated directly

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The moonlight Battle off Cape St. Vincent
Credit: Ctrl-Z
The moonlight Battle off Cape St Vincent, 16 January 1780 by Francis Holman, painted in 1780 shows the Santo Domingo exploding, with Rodney's flagship

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Battle of Bunker Hill, by Percy Moran
Credit: Sebastian Wallroth
In this depiction of the Battle of Bunker Hill, British Army ranks are advancing on the Breed's Hill redoubt

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The Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga by John Trumbull
Credit: Davepape
After the Battles of Saratoga, John Burgoyne surrendered to Horatio Gates on October 17, 1777

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Credit: Durova
A 1777 map showing the British fortifications in the 1775 Siege of Boston.

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The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill
Credit: John Trumbull

Completed in 1786, this painting depicts the death of Massachusetts militia general and politician Joseph Warren at the June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill. Depicting the nature of personal divisions the revolution created, Warren is cradled by John Small, a British Army officer who is preventing another British soldier from bayoneting Warren. General Israel Putnam, with whom Major Small served in the French and Indian War, is at the far left of the painting; portraits of other figures important in the battle are also included.


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