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Declaration Committee

Declaration Committee

The Library of Congress' web site provides us with information about the people selected to declare the colonies' freedom from British rule:

On June 11, 1776, anticipating that the vote for independence would be favorable, Congress appointed a committee to draft a declaration: Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Robert R. Livingston of New York, and John Adams of Massachusetts.

Currier and Ives prepared this imagined scene for the one hundredth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.


Media Credits

The Declaration Committee, copyprint of lithograph by Currier and Ives. New York, 1876.  Library of Congress, image vc56. 

Information and quote from Library of Congress web site, Thomas Jefferson Exhibition.

 

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