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John Adams made this copy of the Declaration of Independence while revisions of Thomas Jefferson's draft were still in progress. Adams and Jefferson, along with Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston made up the Committee of Five appointed by Congress to draft the Declaration. This copy is important for demonstrating the evolution of the text from Jefferson's original rough draft, which exists now only as a much marked-up document, to the Declaration known today.

Roger Sherman (1721-1793) was a lawyer, politician and Founding Father. He served on th Committee of Five which drafted the Declaration of Independence and was also a representative and senator in the new republic. He was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the United States: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.

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Roger Sherman, Signer of the Articles of Association, Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U. S. Constitution

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Roger Sherman (1721-1793) was a lawyer, politician and Founding Father. He served on th Committee of Five which drafted the Declaration of Independence and was also a representative and senator in the new republic. He was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the United States: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.

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Meeting of the Declaration of Independence Committee. Pictured are Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston, and John Adams drafting the Declaration of Independence in June 1776.

Declaration of Independence of the United States of America, Philadelphia, July 4th, 1776. The painting shows the signing of the Declaration of Independence in what was later called Independence Hall, Philadelphia, on July 4, 1776. Members of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence--John Adams, Roger Sherman, Thomas Jefferson (presenting the document), and Benjamin Franklin--stand before John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress. Wellcome Library, London

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JUNE 11, 1776: The Continental Congress apppointed The Committee of Five to draft a Resolution of Independence. The five members were Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and John Adams.

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