2014.5.14 【英译中】063 《独立宣言》是什么时候通过的?

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63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
Answer:
July 4, 1776
63. 《独立宣言》是什么时候通过的?
1776年7月4日


Explanation:
  Sometimes when an American wants you to sign your name (or write your name in a way that only you can do it, usually to show that you agree with something), he or  she will say: “Put your John Hancock here.” That phrase relates to the U.S. Declaration of Independence, which was a letter that Americans wrote to let Britain know that they no longer wanted to be ruled (or controlled) by the British government. The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men, but John Hancock’s signature was the first and biggest signature on the document. It was so big and bold (or large and showing that he was not afraid of anyone or anything), that today people say “Put your John Hancock here” when they want you to sign something.
  某些时刻当一个美国人要求你签上大名时,会说“签上你的名字,约翰·汉考斯”。这句话来源于美国《独立宣言》,这是美国人寄给英国人的一封信,上面表明了他们再也不想受到英国的控制了。共有56人签署了《独立宣言》,约翰·汉考斯是第一个签名的,也是签的最大的。他的行为是如此大胆,以至于后来的美国人只要需要你签名时,都会跟你说“在这里签上你的名字,约翰·汉考斯”。
  The Declaration of Independence was adopted (or accepted) by the original 13 states on July 4, 1776. Today we celebrate a holiday called Independence Day every Fourth of July, because that is the day when the United States got its independence (or freedom) from Britain.
  1776年7月4日,美国最初的13个州一致通过了《独立宣言》。于是7月4日被定为美国独立日,每年的这一天,美国人民欢聚一堂庆祝他们从大英帝国独立了。
  But the Declaration of Independence did more than just get independence from Britain. It also said many important things about human rights (or the things that all people should be allowed to do and to have). One of the most well-known phrases in the Declaration is that “all men are created equal.” This was important, because at the time the Declaration was written, not all men were treated equally. That is one of the reasons that Americans wanted their independence from Britain. They thought that they weren’t being treated as well as British people were being treated, so they wanted to create their own government.
  《独立宣言》并不仅仅代表了美国从英国独立。它同时定义了许多人权。其中最著名的一条之一就是“人人生而平等”,这点对美国人来说非常重要,因为在这之前,很多人都遭受了不公的待遇。这同时也是美国想要独立的原因之一。他们认为他们当时没有受到和英国民众同等的待遇,因此他们要建立自己的政府。
  The Declaration of Independence also listed many of the Americans’ complaints (or things that they didn’t like) about the British government, like not letting them make laws where they lived, and making them pay a lot of taxes (or money that was given to the government). The list of complaints became the Americans’ justification (or reason) for creating an independent country.

  《独立宣言》一一列出了美国人对英国政府的不满,例如,不让他们自己立法,高税收等。这些不满就变成了美国想要独立的有力凭据。


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