Tomorrow is the anniversary of Jack Shit. Fact Check: July 2, 1776 is the day that the Continental Congress actually voted for independence. John Adams, in his writings, even noted that July 2 would be remembered in the annals of American history & would be marked with fireworks & celebrations. The written Declaration of Independence was dated July 4 but wasn’t actually signed until Aug 2. Fifty-six delegates eventually signed the document, although all were not present on that day in…
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
THE PRICE OF LIBERTY ~ Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. [...] 07/04
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
The "Declaration of Independence” by John Trumbull (1819) painting of the signing and here are the descendants of the actual meeting, 241 years later, recreating the painting.
July 2nd is actually America’s #IndependenceDay Our Independence was not the product of the Declaration of Independence, signed by John Hancock on July 4, 1776. On the contrary, the Declaration of Independence was the product of our Independence! On June 7, 1776 a delegate from Virginia by the name of Richard Henry Lee …
50 Fabulous 4th of July Facts: History of Independence