The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

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  • The Declaration of Independence is a document that founded our country to what it is today. It was famously written by Thomas Jefferson. He probably sat down, got inspired, and started writing. But the backstory  the declaration was actually much more complicated... In fact, it took 17 days to write it- plus two days to revise and slightly change.
  • John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert R. Livingston, Thomas Jefferson, and Roger Sherman were all orginally in charge of the declaration. But in the end, poor Thomas was stuck doing the work. There he is, over there!
  • The Declaration of Independence is the building block of our nation. It states the principles we and the government rely on to make our country stay together and function well. 
  • Finally, on July 4,1776 the declaration was announced in the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia. That day is historic in our American history.
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  • In the Declaration of Independence, the word inalienable is mentioned. That means to not possible to be given away. The document mentions we all have inalienable rights. We have the right to liberty and justice!
  • The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 Delegates from different colonies, but it has inspired millions today.
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