Featured Project: Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Posted July 1, 2011 by Amanda | No Comment

Monday July 4, the U.S. celebrates Independence Day to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Today’s featured project highlights those individuals who signed the document. Primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, the document announced the independence of the thirteen colonies from the rule of the British Empire. Check out this project to view the profiles of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence! If you want to help add information and sources to these profiles, join this project and collaborate with other users!

Take a look at a few of the profiles included:

Thomas Jefferson – Jefferson was the third U.S. President and one of the most influential Founding Fathers. He was the principle author of the Declaration of Independence.

 

John Adams – He was the second President of the United Sates and one of the country’s Founding Fathers.

 

Benjamin Franklin - Franklin was one of the most influential Founding Fathers of the United States. He was also a prolific inventor; a few of his many inventions include bifocal glasses and the lightning rod.

 

John Hancock – He is remembered for his large signature on the Declaration of Independence. Stories claim Hancock singed his name as largely as he could to that King George would be able to see it without the need of his spectacles.

Samuel Adams – Named as one of the U.S. Founding Fathers, Adams was one of the leading figures of the American Revolution. He is also the second cousin to President John Adams.

 

View the Signers of the Declaration of Independence Project

 

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