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The Declara
tion of Inde

Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, John Adams, and Samuel Adams all signed the declaration of independence.
People signed the Declaration of Independence to show their commitment to America.
The signing was held on August 2, 1776.
If the Colonists had lost the war they would have been hung for treason against Great Britain.
2. WWW.UShistory.org
4. The Declaration of Independence: By Jill K. Mulhall
What was the purpose?
The Lee resolution was suggested on June 7, 1776.
On June 11, 1776 congress formed a committee to right a declaration of independence. It included John Adams, Ben Franklin, Robert Livingston, Roger Sherman, and Thomas Jefferson.
King George the III was making unfair laws and taxes that the colonists thought were wrong. The declaration of independence would help abolish the colonists loyalty to Britain.
When was it written, how long did it take, and when was it finished?
The committee chose Jefferson to write the Declaration. The other four helped with changes.
The committee presented Jefferson's rough draft on June 28, 1776. It took almost two weeks to write.
When the draft was approved, 86 changes were made from July 2-July 4, 1776.
The final formal copy of The Declaration of Independence was adapted on July 4, 1776.
this is an image of the Declaration of independence

Who Signed it and why? What would have happened to the signers if they had lost the war?
This is an image of King George the III
This is an image of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
This is an image of The committee writing the Declaration of Independence
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