John Adams, who was part of the Declaration-of-Independence-drafting committee, argued in favor of approving Lee's Resolution to severe the colonies' ties with Britain.
This clip, from the HBO miniseries "John Adams," recreates the scene.
For a recreation of the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, move the video forward to 4:15.
Clip from the HBO mini-series, "John Adams." All copyrights/ownership rights belong to HBO. DVD available from HBO. Clip online, courtesy YouTube. Provided here as "fair use" for educational purposes.