Declaration of Independence written by: Thomas Jefferson (main writer) John Adams Benjamin Franklin Roger Sherman Livingston It was a committee of five. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_were_the_writers_of_the_Declaration_of_Independence#ixzz1nXg6IbHM
HISTORY - Declaration of Independence - In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
This Infographic Analysis handout is a great "hook" & attention grabbing activity for the Declaration of Independence.Activity is based around the following infographic created by History Channel: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th/interactives/4th-of-july-by-the-numbers