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Signing the Declaration of Independence

Signing the Declaration of Independence

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress unanimously accepted the Declaration of Independence. It was formally signed the next month, on the 2nd of August, 1776.  According to the National Archives: 

John Hancock signed first, with a large hand right in the middle because he was the President of the Congress.

The others signed by state delegation, beginning in the upper right in one column, and then proceeding in five other columns, arranged from the northernmost state (New Hampshire) to the southernmost (Georgia).


Media Credits

Images, Library of Congress. 

Information and quote, U.S. National Archives:  Did You Know…Independence Day Should Actually Be July 2?  (Press Release June 1, 2005)

 

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