The Declaration of Independence
 By: Colby

Who signed The Declaration of Independence?
(CONNECTICUT)
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott
(DELAWARE)
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas McKean
(GEORGIA)
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton
(MARYLAND)
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
(MASSACHUSETTS)
John Hancock
Samuel Adams
John Adams
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry



NEW HAMPSHIRE)
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Matthew Thornton
(NEW JERSEY)
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark
(NEW YORK)
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
(NORTH CAROLINA)
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn

(RHODE ISLAND)
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
(SOUTH CAROLINA)
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton
(VIRGINIA)
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton
(PENNSYLVANIA)
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
Who drafted it?
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston
What are the parts?
First Part: God made all men equal and gave them the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Part 2: The main business of government is to protect these rights. Part 3: If a government tries to withhold these rights, the people are free to revolt and to set up a new government.

Where was it created?
The Declaration of Independence was created in a state house in Philadelphia.
Where is The Declaration of Independence Now?
The original document is in an argon filled glass case. It is on public display at the National Archives in Washington DC.





Source 1:  "Declaration of Independence." Britannica School.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2016. Web. 10 Feb. 2016. <http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/273945>.
Source 2: Ritchie, Donald A., and Albert S. Broussard. The American Journey. By Joyce Oldham. Appleby, Alan Brinkley, and James M. McPherson. Columbus, Ohio: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2009. 125-28. Print.
Source 3:  "Declaration of Independence." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2016. <http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/declaration-of-independence>.


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