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History Study: The Declaration of Independence and the American Enlightenment

The Declaration of Independence is probably the most celebrated document in our history. This fact alone speaks volumes about the mentality of our day as well as the great misunderstandings which surround the document itself. The Declaration along with many other things in our history has largely become a mythological document. Gary North in his article The Declaration of Independence as a Conservative Document (The Journal of Christian Reconstruction, vol. I, Summer, 1976, no. 1) points out a number of the myths which have attached themselves to the Declaration of Independence.