Bağımsızlık Bildirgesi, 1776 yılında yazılan ve Amerikan kolonilerinin İngiltere'den bağımsızlığını ilan eden belge bağımsızlık bildirgesi, özerklik ilanı, bir halkın veya ülkenin siyasi bağımsızlığı açıklaması
declaration of independence n : the document recording the proclamation of the 2nd american continental congress (4 july 1776) asserting the independence of the colonies from great britain [syn: declaration of independence ]
declaration of independence (amer. hist.), the declaration of the congress of the thirteen united states of america, on the 4th of july, 1776, by which they formally declared that these colonies were free and independent states, not subject to the government of great britain... see independence
Certain natural and unalienable rights of man; the uses and purposes of governments the right of the people to institute or to abolish them; the sufferings of the colonies, and their right to withdraw from the tyranny of the king of Great Britain.
The various acts of tyranny of the British King.
The petitions for redress of these injuries, and the refusal to redress them; the recital of an appeal to the people of Great Britain, and of their being deaf to the voice of justice and consanguinity.
An appeal to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of the intentions of the representatives.
A declaration that the United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connexion between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be dissolved.
A pledge by the representatives to each other, of their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
The effect of this declaration was the establishment of the government of the United States as free and independent of Great Britain.
This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.