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U.S. Time Periods » 1763-1815: Revolution

Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents

presents historical facts surrounding the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. The website includes a chronology of events, background information about the drafts, and images and information about the objects exhibited at the Library of Congress. (Library of Congress)

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Engraving (unfinished). 'Congress Voting the Declaration of Independence.' By Edward Savage after a painting by Robert Edge Pine, c. 1776. Prints and Photographs Division (7) LC-USZ62-6078-A

Voting the Declaration


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