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Declaration of Independant
By: Olivia
Who signed it?


Roger Sherman

Samuel Huntington

William Williams

Oliver Wolcott


Caesar Rodney

George Read

Thomas McKean


Edward Rutledge

Thomas Heyward, Jr.

Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Arthur Middleton


George Wythe

Richard Henry Lee

Thomas Jefferson

Benjamin Harrison

Thomas Nelson, Jr.

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Carter Braxton


Button Gwinnett

Lyman Hall

George Walton


Samuel Chase

William Paca

Thomas Stone

Charles Carroll of Carrollton


Robert Morris

Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Franklin

John Morton

George Clymer

James Smith

George Taylor

James Wilson

George Ross


Stephen Hopkins

William Ellery


John Hancock

Samuel Adams

John Adams

Robert Treat Paine

Elbridge Gerry


Richard Stockton

John Witherspoon

Francis Hopkinson

John Hart

Abraham Clark


William Floyd

Philip Livingston

Francis Lewis

Lewis Morris


William Hooper

Joseph Hewes

John Penn


Josiah Bartlett

William Whipple

Matthew Thornton

Who drafted it? Thomas Jefferson
What are the parts?

Preamble- 1st part “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Declaration of Natural Rights- 2nd part “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”

List of Grievances- 3rd part, Complaints against British Government, King George the 3rd is the blame for the complaints

Resolution of Independence by the United States- has all the Signatures and the result of independence

Where it was created? Philadelphia

Where it is now?

National Archives Building in Washington, DC

Source 1

"Declaration of Independence." Britannica School.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2016. Web. 8 Feb. 2016. <>.

Source 2

Broussard, Albert S., and Donald A. Ritchie. The American Journey. By Joyce Oldham. Appleby, Alan Brinkley, and James M. McPherson. New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1998. N. pag.

Source 3

"The Declaration of Independence." The Journal of American History 85.4 (1999): 1455-457. Web.