Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

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  • Ah, I've finally finished the work I've put my heart and soul into!
  • Thomas Paine's secret writing corner
  • Hope we arrive soon..
  • Yeah!
  • John Hancock
  • James Wilson
  • We should read over Jefferson's letter of the Declaration of Independence!
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Yeah, I'm not the best at grammar..
  • Lyman Hall
  • Thomas Paine has finally finished his work titled Common Sense in January of 1776, which soon sells 500,000 copies and influences the signing of the Declaration.
  • Is.. this for real?
  • This is new!
  • Wow!
  • This is amazing!
  • Thomas Jefferson on his way to Philadelphia to meet the other members of the Continental Congress after Common Sense became well-known.
  • The Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia on July 1st, 1776.
  • Charles Thompson
  • ..Finally..
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Treaty of Paris
  • The Treaty has been signed.
  • John Hancock
  • 4 days later, on July 5th, the finished Declaration is put into the Colony Newspapers, but soon, war is waging. 
  • British General Cornwallis surrenders 8,000 soldiers to American troops at Yorktown in 1781, declaring the end of the American Revolution.
  • In 1783, the Treaty of Paris is signed with Britain and the United States is free.
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