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By Harold Pease Ph D
Special to Anza Valley Outlook 

The 'little miracle' of the Declaration of Independence makes it all possible


Last updated 7/18/2018 at 8:19pm

The Second Continental Congress, having been convened for six months, had been engaged in the wrestle for or against independence, the vast majority of delegates being decidedly against such drastic action most of this time. Surely there should be a way of reconciling their differences with Great Britain instead.

This struggle was so, even after the battles of Lexington, Concord and Bunker – Breeds – Hill and the British occupation of Boston. The colonists were at war. King George III had already rejected the colonists’ Declaration of Rights and Grievances, arguing the violation of t...

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