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First page of Jefferson's rough draft of the Declaration click image to enlarge Original copy of the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives in Washington, DC. click image to enlarge Engraving of the Declaration of Independence click image to enlarge
Before Americans were American, they were British. Before Americans governed themselves, they were governed by a distant British king and a British Parliament in which they had no vote. Before America was an independent state, it was a dependent colony. Before Americans expressed support for...
Thomas Jefferson is considered the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, although Jefferson's draft went through a process of revision by his fellow committee members and the Second Continental Congress. How the Declaration Came About America's declaration of independence from the...
Miniature portrait of Jefferson (1788) by John Trumbull
(Born April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, Virginia; died July 4, 1826, Monticello) Thomas Jefferson wrote his own epitaph and designed the obelisk grave marker that was to bear three of his accomplishments and “not a word more:” HERE WAS BURIED THOMAS JEFFERSON AUTHOR OF THE DECLARATION OF AMERICAN...

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