Which document marked the official declaration of American Independence on July 4, 1776?
A) The Articles of Confederation
B) The Treaty of Paris
C) The Declaration of Independence
D) The U.S. Constitution
The Declaration of Independence marked the official declaration of American Independence on July 4, 1776. The Declaration of Independence was a document that outlined the reasons for the 13 American colonies to break away from British rule and become independent states. It was written by Thomas Jefferson and was signed by representatives from the colonies. The signing of the Declaration of Independence is celebrated as Independence Day in the United States. The Articles of Confederation was the first constitution of the United States, adopted in 1777, The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783, which ended the American Revolutionary War and recognized the independence of the thirteen colonies. The U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1787, replacing the Articles of Confederation and establishing the United States as a federal republic.