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There had been revolutions prior to the American Revolution. But this was the first time a group of people outlined in writing (the Declaration) the reasons they were revolting and declaring that they were an independent state (nation).

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The Declaration of Independence was a significant statement for the revolution. The Declaration delineated the allegations against Britain and reasons for the colonies desire for Independence.

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because it justified the revolution and put forth the founding principles of a new nation.

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