The Declaration of Independence of The United States of America

La Declaración de Independencia de los Estados Unidos


The Declaration of Independence is the usual name of a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies,[2] then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a new nation—the United States of America. John Adams was a leader in pushing for independence, which was unanimously approved on July 2. A committee of five had already drafted the formal declaration, to be ready when Congress voted on independence.


La Declaración de Independencia de los Estados Unidos, leída solemnemente en Filadelfia, constituye todavía hoy uno de los textos más innovadores y trascendentes de la historia contemporánea. En él quedaron proclamados dos principios básicos que recogieron posteriormente los grandes textos sobre derechos fundamentales: «libertad e igualdad».