I know! Why don't we just tell them to mind their own damn business? Let's write them a strongly worded letter that'll get the point across.
I think it's perfect! Let's call it the Declaration of Independence!
No! Just tell him, politely, that we're not under his control anymore. Oh, and a small summary of our rules.
Tell the king that he can go f-
Alright, what do I write?
You're right! Let's just declare war on them before they declare war on us!
Wait, do you really think they're just going to accept this?
Done! Let's all sign it!
On July 4th, 1776, 56 delegates signed the Declaration of Independence and declared war on Britain. These men were the authors: Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adam s, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman.
That sounds pretty good.
May I introduce George Washington, who will be the general of the Continental Army!
That same month, the British sent over 34,000 troops to New York to try and wipe out the rebellion. Washington was forced to evacuate his men.