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With relief that it finally passed (with unanimous votes of all the delegates, excepting New York), and apprehension for what was to come.... The British Empire was a formidable foe. The US had no real army or navy to speak of, so the task of defeating Great Britain was daunting. ALSO, if we did not defeat GB, all those delegates and patriots who fought against GB would be tried and hanged for treason! Their necks were (quite literally!) on the line...

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People reacted to the Declaration of Independence in varied ways. However, most people were enthusiastic as they were now free from the colonial rule of the Great Britain.

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The first public readings of the Declaration of Independence were met with great joy as well as destruction of British emblems. These were the very first Fourth of July celebrations.

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Loyalist were mad patriots were happy/scares

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They were relieved that it was passed.

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