Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Robert Treat Paine
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
created it/where was it
||The Declaration of
Independence was created in Virginia mainly by Thomas Jefferson. It was
approved on July 4th, 1776 by Congress. Congress only changed certain
words to sound different, not mean different things.
are the parts?
||There are four parts
to the Declaration of Independence. The first part is the Preamble
which explains why we wanted to leave British rule and create our own
government. The second section states that all men have equal rights
such as rights to liberty, right to life, and pursuit of happiness. It
also gives the people of a nation the power to get rid of a government
if they aren't satisfied with the job they are doing. The third
section lists all the complaints the people had against the British
Parliament and king. The fourth and final section declares the
colonists free, and is where the signatures are located.
is it now?
||The Declaration is
now stored in the National Archives exhibition hall in Washington, D.C.
It has been stored there since 1952.
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