The Declaration of Idependence
By: Hannah

Who Signed It
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
(PENNSYLVANIA)
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
(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

Who Drafted It
John Adams
Thomas jefferson
Benjamin Franklin
Roger Sherman
Robert R. Livingston
What are the Parts
Preamble:The Declaration of Independence is split into 4 seperate sections. It begins with the Preamble, which tells why the Continental Congress decided to write the Dec.of Indep.
Declaration of Natural Rights: This is the second part of the Declaration and as the title says, it lays out the rights of the common citizen. It also says the n a republic people are allowed to form their own government in order to establish their rights

List of Grievances: The list of grievances states the colonists troubles and annoyances with the rule of King George the Third and just to prove so, they specifically call King George out on his ignorance.

Resolution of Independence: The Resolution of Independence was the closing paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. It stated that America would be its own country, and that it was also able to trade, make alliances, and war with other countries.

Where it was Created
The meeting hall in Philadelphia often used to host debates.
Where it is Now
The declaration of independence is stored safely in the nation's National Archives. along with its important brethren, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

                               
                                                   

 Broussard, Albert S., and Donald A. Ritchie. "Building Colonial Unity."The American Journey. By Joyce Oldham. Appleby, Alan Brinkley, and James M. McPherson. New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1998. 128-29. Print

Appleby, Joyce, Alan Brinkley, Albert S. Broussard, James M. McPherson, and Donald A. Ritchie. The American Journey. N.p.: Mcgrawhill, n.d. Print.
"The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription." National Archives and Records Administration. National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2016