Historical Events on July 2, 1776

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Historical Events

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At the Continental Congress, John Dickinson abstains from the votes that declare independence

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson
Founding Father of the United States
John Dickinson
  • Continental Congress resolves "these United Colonies are & of right ought to be Free & Independent States"
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