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The Declaration Of Independence
Transcript of The Declaration Of Independence
Christina Ristau The Declaration
of Independence What Is The Declaration
of Independence? Interesting Facts Quiz The Declaration of Independence
was a document that declared the American colonies free from the
power of Britain. It was signed on
July 4, 1778 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the
representatives of each of the
13 colonies. In total, 56 men signed the
Declaration of Independence
however the main founders were,
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin,Samuel Adams, James Madison,and John Hancock. 1) How many men in total signed The Declaration of Independence?
b)56 d)60 The Main Contributors
of The Document "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." How They Contributed Thomas Jefferson was assigned to write the final draft of The Declaration of Independence. Many of the things he wrote were based on the beliefs of John Lock. These included the rights of, "Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness" along with "unalienable rights." Thomas Jefferson How They Contributed John Hancock John Hancock was the first to sign The Declaration of Independence and did so as big as he could. In fact, it's told he said: "There, I guess King George will be able to read that" How They Contributed Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin helped Thomas Jefferson edit The Declaration of Independence and agreed with the idea of getting rid of slavery since he believed everyone deserved equality. How They Contributed Patrick Henry Patrick Henry was one of the many who signed The Declaration of Independence. However, he is most known for a speech he gave. In the speech he explained; "Give me liberty or give me death." 1) 4th of July was declared a federal legal holiday in 1941 2) It is believed that 20 copies of, The Declaration of Independence that were printed by John Dunlap on July 4th, still exist today. Political Cartoon 2) On who's beliefs was The Declaration of Independence based on?
a)Thomas Jefferson c)John Lock
b)Ben Franklin d)George Washington 3) In his famous speech, Patrick Henry explained that he would rather die if he didn't have freedom John Dunlap printed the first copies of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th of 1776. He printed to 200 copies. John Dunlap Work Cited "Franklin's Contributions to TheAmerican Revolution as a Diplomat in France." Franklin's Contributions to the American Revolution as a Diplomat in France. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2012. <http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/history/franklin.html>. "James Madison." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2012. <http://www.history.com/topics/james-madison>. Danzer, Gerald A. The Americans. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Print. This political cartoon is showing how they were hypocrites because it shows Jefferson writing the Declaration of Independence and saying how all men are created equal, yet there is this little boy being kept outside since is does not apply to him. a) True b)False