Declaration of Independence
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US and UK teams debate Declaration of Independence

Two teams of lawyers from the US and UK have debated the legality of America's Declaration of Independence.

The debate was part of an event to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Temple American Inn of Court.

The BBC's Matt Danzico went to Philadelphia to find out if today's legal minds would judge America's most famous document - and the Founding Fathers behind it - to be treasonous.

  • 19 Oct 2011