So, by 1765 the 13 colonies were getting pretty sick of Britain's suffocating rules and taxation policies.
After a bunch of uprisings like the Boston Tea Party, the British passed a lot of very rude laws and were like, "YOUR MOVE, PATRIOTS."
So the Americans had no choice but to say to the Brits:
THEY ALL FOUGHT N FOUGHT
And then all the sudden, George Washington, who was a Virginia militia soldier, was like, “HEY GUYS I’M HERE, I’LL BE YOUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THIS HERE CONTINENTAL ARMY."
The Patriots continued to be like, "YAY, REPUBLICANISM, BOO THE CROWN! ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL*, I LOVE IDEALS!"
*So, this only included white men and definitely not any women so they left a lot to be desired but it was progress from the government they came from, ya know?"
On June 11, the Fab 5* were elected to draft what would be eventually known as the Declaration of Independence and went on their way.
On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress came together and approved the resolution of independence.
(This is actual footage of them eating snacks, approving independence and stuff.)