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Understand the Declaration of Independence in 5 Minutes

This short video explains the purpose of the Declaration of Independence in simple terms young students can understand.  It breaks down the reasons the authors wanted independence.  The presenter clearly gives a basic understanding of what the Declaration of Independence is, why it was written, and what it says.  

Standard supported: 5.1.10 Analyze the causes of the American Revolution as outlined in the Declaration of Independence.

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