On July 4, 1776, America declared it's Independence over the
United Kingdom with the Declaration of Independence.
At the time, there were thirteen colonies that comprised
America. At the time, Great Britain did not accept or
recognize America's independence. They did not
recognize the Declaration of Independence until September 3, 1783, more than seven years later. It was then that the American Revolutionary War ended. Great Britain was pushing their agenda and attempting to control mass amounts of territory and they did not want anyone to break free of their rule. Thomas Jefferson, who later became the third President of the United States, wrote the majority of the document. However, the most well known signer of the Declaration of Independence was John Hancock, who wrote his name in large letters for all to see.