Colonial history

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2005, 2022

America’s First Declaration of Independence: A Town Meeting Production by Daniel Sheridan

May 20, 1775, the first Colonial Declaration of Independence was written, or was it? Did you that over ninety “Declarations of Independence” were written by townships and counties throughout the colonies between April and July of 1776, three months before Jefferson’s hallowed parchment? America is the product of town meetings – a bottom-up movement. Here’s the story.

806, 2010

Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Signers of the Declaration of Independence – Hancock Posted on 08 June 2010 by admin Rachel Ann John Hancock was born in Braintree, Massachusetts on January 23rd, 1737. He was the first of 56 people who RISKED THEIR LIVES by signing the Declaration of Independence. John is and was well known for his extra large signature on the Declaration. He was the only one to sign this big and afterwards he exclaimed, “There, I guess King George will be able to read that!” John’s father died when he was just 7 years old in 1744. This must have been very [...]


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