Declaration of Independence

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Some background and a reading of our founding document. On today's History File, Cam Edwards discusses what the atmosphere must have been like in Congress as the delegates prepared to sign the Declaration of Independence. He describes it as a joyous, celebratory occasion, despite the looming danger of British invasion, and an inspirational event which boosted American morale during a difficult war. The segment also features a dramatic reading of the Declaration in its entirety.