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The Declaration of Independence is the most iconic/controversial document in the American history. Penned by Thomas Jefferson in 1776, the document didn't just declare what America was about at the time of independence, it also declared what America posterity will be about. In order to understand this document, we want to understand how America came to be America.
In this episode of the birth of a Nation, professor Ron Cline and Erick Nganyange are discussing the status of America from 1730 - 1774. What was America like and how was the relationship between America colonies and Great Britain at that time? And what was the tipping point for the colonies?