The American Revolutionary War in 16 Pictures - 8/16
On the 4th of July, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is signed by the so-called Founding Fathers, among whom are John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. In this Declaration the Thirteen Colonies announce that they now regard themselves as independent states, no longer a part of the British Empire. Except for an independency announcement, the declaration holds "self-evident truths", such as human rights of equality, liberty and happiness. The United States of America are born.