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Welcome to the ushistory.org's Declaration of Independence
website. This site provides a wealth of information about the signers of
the Declaration, the history of the Declaration, and an online version of
the Declaration for you to read.
The site also provides links to other Declaration-related biographies and
histories and a guestbook where you are invited to add comments and ideas.
This site is a good resource for anyone curious about the Declaration and
its history, or for the student who needs resources for his or her
You will find the following resources on this site:
Declaration of Independence
This text and image of the
of the Declaration of Independence
This section gives a profile
of every delegate who signed the Declaration in 1776. You will find
factual information such as birth-death dates, occupation, education, etc.
Each signer also has a short story of their life. A good resource for
This section provides a listing of people (George
III, Patrick Henry, etc.), Events and Things (Boston Massacre, a Tax
Stamp, etc.), and Laws and Resolutions (Sugar Act, Quartering Act, etc.).
Jefferson's Account of the Declaration
Read the lengthy excerpt
from Thomas Jefferson's autobiography that talks about the days leading up
to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the history of the
document, and various other factors which involved the authoring of the
Declaration. It also includes several drafts of the document. This easily
navigable section is well worth the visit.
Here is where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration. The
house has been reconstructed and is now part of Independence National
Historical Park. The Independence Hall Association, host of these web
pages, led the efforts to have the Graff House reconstructed in 1975, in
time for the Bicentennial.
excellent collection of links provides other online resources about the
Declaration of Independence. Such sites include analyses of the style of
language in the Declaration, the story of the drafting of the document,
and the relationship the Declaration has to other historic documents.
Content for these pages provided by Thomas Kindig.
page | The
Document | Signers
Information | Jefferson's
Account | Graff
House | Links | Guestbook
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