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The American Declaration of Independence, an engraving made by printer William J Stone in 1823; it was drafted by Thomas Jefferson between 11 and 28 June 1776 and is the US nation's 'most cherished symbol of liberty'. (US National Archives)

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BUNDLE: Declaration of Independence Unit, Activities, and Games

Bring the Declaration of Independence to life in your classroom! Buy the bundle and SAVE! This bundle contains 3 excellent products: Declaration of Independence- Common Core Reading, Writing, and SS Unit Declaration of Independence- Games and Activities to Supplement Any Curriculum Declaration of Independence Math Activities and Project- Learn about the Signers

Sign the Declaration of Independence online! Choose the Patriot, Colonist or American pen for the font. Your name appears on the original document. Print on antique paper. I do this every year! Students and parents love it! Makes a fantastic framed gift!

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Thomas Stone was a wealthy lawyer and plantation owner in Maryland who served diligently on the committee of confederation appointed by the Continental Congress. This committee eventually produced the Articles of Confederation, which was the ruling federal document from 1777 until the creation of the US Constitution in 1787. He died suddenly at the age of 45 in 1787.

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CC C3 W4 | 3 min video History.com | At 33, Thomas Jefferson wrote the original draft of America's historic Declaration of Independence, which was approved by the Continental Congress after several days of debate and revisions on July 4, 1776.

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Signers of the Declaration of Independence Notebooking Pages