The Declaration of Independence
Bryant
Wo signed it
56 men signed the Declaration of independence these men are; (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
(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
 There are 4 parts in the Declaration of Independence the first is the preamble is to explain why the Continental Congress drew up the Declaration, The second part is the Declaration of Natural Rights, it states that the people have certain basic rights and that the government should protect those rights. The third part is the list of grievances it lists the colonists’ complaints against the British government. King George III is singled out for any blame. The fourth part is the Resolution of Independence by the United States, it declares that the colonies are “free and Independent States” with all the power to make war and to form alliances and to also trade with other countries.

Where it was created
State House in Philidelphia
Where it is now
National Archives in Washington D.C



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  Brinkley, Alan, Albert S. Broussard, James M. McPherson, and Donald A. Ritchie. "Moving towards Independence." The American Journey. By Joyce Appleby. Columbus: Glencoe, 2009. N. pag. Print.










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