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There were many benefits for the colonies to establish their own country. Two of the leading factors were taxes and inheritance. Taxation without representation was not something the colonies found economically feasible for them. Also, although the colonies were across the ocean, they had inherited British debt, enemies, laws, and culture. The colonies aimed at establishing an identity of their own.

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What congress voted in favor of independence from England and wrote a document?

second continental congress


In June of 1776 who introduced a resolution of independence in the Continental Congress?

Richard Henry Lee introduced the resolution calling for independence from England.


What did the Declaration of Independence do Apex?

declared american independence from england


Who declared the colonies to be independent from Britain?

The Second Continental Congress. Its members represented all thirteen colonies. The First Congress had met in 1774 and adjourned for a year with little resolved. The Second began meeting early in 1775, as war broke out. This Congress stayed in being until the war was over, and the new Constitution adopted. While in session the Second Continental Congress had adopted the Articles of Confederation, after which they were called the "Confederation Congress". The first draft of the actual Declaration of Independence was the work of a committee, including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, with Jefferson doing most of the composing. The Resolution that the Congress should declare Independence, which led to the appointing of the committee which drafted the document, was offered by Richard Henry ("Light Horse Harry") Lee of Virginia, whose other claim to historical fame was that he was the father of Robert E. Lee.


Why did the representatives to the Second Continental Congress decide to write the Declaration of Independence?

The representatives to the Second Continental Congress decided to write the Declaration of Independence because they knew that they would never receive fair representation under the reign of King George III. Therefore, they decided to break away from England and establish America as it's own country.

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Declared independence from England and served for a while as an informal government for the newly formed US?

Second Continental Congress


What was the political change in the signing of the Declaration of Independence?

By writing and signing the Declaration of Independence, the 2nd Continental Congress declared the 13 colonies colonies no longer, but states in a country independent from England.


Where was the Declaration of Independence created?

The Second Continental Congress


What congress voted in favor of independence from England and wrote a document?

second continental congress


In a step toward declaring independence from England who advised the colonies to adopt new governments?

Continental Congress


Did the continental congress meet to declare war against England?

ANSWER:The Second Continental Congress, that passed and adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, was the one that officially declared war on Great Britain.


In June of 1776 who introduced a resolution of independence in the Continental Congress?

Richard Henry Lee introduced the resolution calling for independence from England.


What did Richard henry lee do?

Richard Henry Lee was a delegate at the Second Continental Congress from Virginia. He was the one to make the formal proposal of independence from England to the Congress.


What happened in the year 1976?

America declared it's independence from England by signing the Declaration of Independence


In what year did the Second Continental Congress agree to seek independence from England?

1776 This is marked through the signing the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, now celebrated in the US as Independence Day.


What is the name of the document that declared your independence from England?

The Declaration of Independence


What did the Declaration of Independence do Apex?

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