The Declaration of Independence

James Hutson talked about the history behind the Declaration of Independence, including the state of the Revolutionary War at the time it… read more

James Hutson talked about the history behind the Declaration of Independence, including the state of the Revolutionary War at the time it was drafted, its evolution as a document, and how it has been protected and displayed. The Library of Congress houses the rough draft of the Declaration which shows the handwritten edits of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. Mr. Hutson responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. close

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The Declaration of Independence

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jul 4, 2009

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  • Jul 04, 2009 | 8:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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