800px-United States Declaration of Independence-1-
The United States Declaration of Independence was an act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July 4, 1776, which declared that the Thirteen Colonies in North America were "Free and Independent States" and that "all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved." The document, formally entitled The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America, explained the justifications for separation from the British crown, and was an expansion of Richard Henry Lee's Resolution (passed by Congress in July 2), which first proclaimed independence.

Note: The above applies to every Harry Turtledove timeline with a point of departure after 1776. It is only immediately germane to a few.

Declaration of Independence in The Disunited States of AmericaEdit

The Declaration of Independence was still remembered in one alternate by the states of North America well into the 21st Century, particularly by the original 13 colonies, and the various nations that existed after the United States fell apart in the early 1800s.[1] Crosstimers such as Justin Monroe were frustrated by the fact that few states actually adhered to the spirit of the Declaration.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. The Disunited States of America, pg. 209, HC.
  2. Ibid., pg. 72.