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International Freedom and The Declaration of Independence

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Length: 15:12
Grade Level: 6-12+
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Streaming: English

How do the words of the Declaration of Independence inspire you to seek freedom in all its forms?

“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Powerful words from the Declaration of Independence.

These words traveled through time and space, not only shaping the American narrative but also kindling the flames of independence worldwide in the years after its publication.

France, Vietnam, Bolivia, Colombia, Czechoslovakia, and many other countries felt inspired by the Declaration and fought to instill a democracy of their own.

Starting in South America in the 19th Century, four waves of independence spread over the globe ignited by the spirit of liberty to end colonial rule.

While today, most nations stand independent, the quest for liberty and the pursuit of happiness never ends. The Declaration of Independence continues to light the way as we continue that battle.