This guide is intended to direct to information on the Declaration of Independence, including Thomas Jefferson’s role as author, its commissioning by the Committee of Five, and its adoption by the thirteen British colonies.

1.     Thomas Jefferson Portal

- When viewing an individual title, please click “View Description” to see more detail

2.     Virginia Heritage

3.     Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia

4.     Early American History Sites

  • Use the custom search bar to search “declaration of independence” and add other terms such as “ratif*”, “writing,” “committee of five”

5.     Founders Online

6.     Jefferson Quotes & Family Letters