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Declaration of Independence - Original Edits

Declaration of Independence - Original Edits Government American Revolution Famous Historical Events Famous People Social Studies Law and Politics American History

The committee of five men, assigned to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain, gave the major crafting job to Thomas Jefferson.  Numerous edits were then made to the draft, principally by Benjamin Franklin and John Adams.

This photo, depicting one of the original pages of the manuscript, reveals some of those edits.

Click on the image for a much larger view.


Media Credits

U.S. National Archives.

 

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