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Declaration of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence The Document that made the United States. The Declaration of Independence was written in three weeks and was presented to the Second Continental Congress on June 28, 1776. The Congress made a few changes, and it was passed and signed on July4, 1776. This is when the United States celebrates Independence Day. The Declaration of Independence He had the most recognizable signature out of all the men that signed. People to this day still say can I have your “John Hancock” (signature). He signed his so everyone could recognize his signature, and who he was. John Hancock Thomas Jefferson was “an intellectual and political titan” (Ferris and Morris). Jefferson wasn’t the most vocal person in the congress. “During the whole time I sat with him in the congress, I never heard him utter three sentences together.” (Adams, 1776). Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Franklin was a very accomplished man. He wrote many books and discovered too many things to count them all. He could very well be the most famous person of his time period. Benjamin Franklin John Adams http://www.standupamericaus.org/historical-documents/declaration/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin Portrait by John Singleton Copley, c. 1770–72 Joseph-Siffred Duplessis (1725–1802) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock Rembrandt Peale (1778–1860) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson Asher Brown Durand (1796–1886) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Adams He was chosen to represent the colony of Boston in Congress in the year of 1774. In May he offered an idea that amounted to the Declaration of Independence. He presented the idea of the thirteen colonies declaring independence to John Hancock (President of the Congress). They didn’t know who would write it so Adams suggested Thomas Jefferson. Adams was called the “Patriarch of Liberty” (Thomas Jefferson, 1776). The Declaration of Independence is considered the founding document of the United States. The document expressed that the thirteen colonies were free from Great Britain and were independent states. Five people helped write it, but it was mostly written by Thomas Jefferson. The document was an explanation of why the congress decided to become independent. Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Writing_the_Declaration_of_Independence_1776_cph.3g09904.jpg John Trumbull (1756–1843) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Declaration_independence.jpg John Adams was an active member of the Congress. He was in ninety different committees. John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 and died on July 4, 1826. John Adams was fifty-three when he signed the document that made the United States what it is today. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Adams_Sig_2.svg http://englishcolonizationofna07.pbworks.com/w/page/45922744/The%2013%20Original%20Colonies Thomas Jefferson was the actual author of the Declaration of Independence. He was born on April13, 1743 and died July 4, 1826. Thomas Jefferson was considered the smartest man of his time. He was one of the most important, if not the most important member of the Second Continental Congress. Jefferson was an avid scholar and a great writer. He was a great writer but a terrible public speaker. Jefferson’s speeches were not nearly as powerful as his writing. Jefferson was upset because the Congress “butchered” his writing when they revised it. He was 33 years old when he signed, making him one of the youngest signers. Thomas Jefferson was definitely one of the most important people that contributed to the Declaration of Independence, he wrote the first draft. Edward Savage 1784–1801
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Congress_voting_independence.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson Charles Édouard Armand-Dumaresq (1826-1895)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Signing_of_Declaration_of_Independence_by_Armand-Dumaresq,_c1873.png It would be an honor to have people remember your name all over the world, and never have anyone forget it. John Hancock is one of those people. John Hancock was the President of the Continental Congress, so he was really important. He was born January 12, 1737 and died October 8, 1793. Hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence; in fact, he was the only one to sign on July 4, 1776. John Singleton Copley (1738–1815)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Hancock_painting.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_Hancock_painting.jpg Benjamin Franklin was another one of the founding fathers. He was born on January 17, 1706 and died on April 17, 1790. Ben Franklin was known all around the world. His life was a statement of what Americans strive to be. He describes himself as a diplomat. Believe it or not, Franklin died a more wealthy and famous man than Thomas Jefferson. Benjamin was worshiped wherever his name was known. Billy Hathorn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Benjamin_Franklin_statue_at_National_Portrait_Gallery_IMG_4374.JPG Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, swimming fins, and he mapped the Gulf of Mexico. http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/info/inventions.htm http://answers.echinacities.com/question/how-live-frugally Fair Use Statement Fair Use Statement
My Prezi project follows Fair Use Law because my project is an educational research project. I am using published, some highly creative and nonfiction work, but I am using a small amount that is appropriate for meeting educational objectives. Also my project will have no significant effect on the market or potential market for copyrighted work, only a few copies will be made and sources will be credited. “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." Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence 1776. Armitage, David. Primary Documents in American History. 24 August 2012. 1 November 2012 <http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/DeclarInd.html>.
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Wikipedia. Wikipedia. 21 October 2012. 1 November 2012 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence>. Bibliography “The British Ministry can read that name without spectacles!" In other words, “There I guess King George will be able to read that.” John Hancock 1776
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