Happy 226th Birthday Anniversary, America!

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, Wikipedia Public Domain. Original painting: Howard Chandler Christy (1873–1952)

The Declaration of Independence was not only a declaration of independence from the British Empire, but also interdependence on other sovereign nations. To grasp the original meaning of the Declaration, it should be read alongside the Franco-American treaty of 1778 and the Articles of Confederation as a trio of international documents produced in sequence by the Continental Congress.
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