Monday, February 18, 2013

Thomas Jefferson Writes Declaration of Independence

Pol Light Moment #43 is when Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was written between June 11 and June 28, 1776, and formerly adopted on July 4, 1776.  Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States, serving from 1801-1809. Thomas Jefferson was chosen to be the individual to write this important document in the history of the United States and 56 of the nation's leaders signed their name to the finished Declaration of Independence. 
Here is a technological creation of what it might have sounded like if Thomas Jefferson read the Declaration of Independence. 

Some of the most memorable portion of the Declaration of Independence say:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely effect their Safety and Happiness. 
You can read a full transcript of the Declaration of Independence at the Charters of Freedom Website.

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The photo of the Declaration of Independence and Thomas Jefferson are in the Public Domain. 

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