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Declaration of Independence

Annotation:Thomas Jefferson wrote the words which can be seen on his tombstone "Here was buried Thomas Jefferson author of the Declaration of Independence....."

Annotation:A copy of the text of the Declaration of Independence.

Annotation:The original draft of the Declaration of Independence as written by Thomas Jefferson

A Letter to the People of Great Britain
A Letter to the People of Great Britain From the Delagates of the American Congress in Philadelphia By United States, Continental Congress (Website or Online Data - 1790? ) E-book (Onsite access at NYPL Research Libraries) »

Annotation:Primary document - a "15 page" letter to the people of Great Britain from the Delegates of the Continental Congress September 5, 1774

Annotation:A painting of the signers of the Declaration of Independence in Constitution Hall

Annotation:John Trumbull's painting depicting the men gathered to sign the declaration of independence.

Annotation:On Friday, June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia presented to the 2nd Continental Congress the Virginia Resolution "that these colonies...".

Annotation:A map of the colonies approaching the time of the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

Annotation:An image of the Declaration of Independence as written in 1776

A Collection of Eighteenth Century Maps
A Collection of Eighteenth Century Maps With Introductory Notes (Book - 1974 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Primary Sources- A number of maps including one of New York City and Philadelphia around the time of the publication of the Declaration of Independence and early U.S. history.

The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence 1776 Literal Print By United States, Continental Congress (Book - 1911 ) In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Primary source - the Declaration of Independence - students can see the format of the document, the calligraphy,and the signatures on the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson The Revolution of Ideas By Bernstein, Richard B., 1956- (Book - 2004 ) 973.4609 B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A secondary source - this book, a biography of Thomas Jefferson, discusses T.J.'s life - with his accomplishments and flaws. Bernstein attributes Jefferson's writiing of the Declaration of Independence as "A revolution of ideas that would make the world over again." (introduction)

A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America
A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America Which Comprehends the Province of Quebec, the Government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England and New-York By Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm) (Map - 14th August 1776 ) Image(s) via NYPL Digital Gallery »

Annotation:A primary source - a map of the northern colonies in 1776- at the time of the publication of the Declaration of Independence

The American's Own Book, Containing the Declaration of Independence, With the Lives of the Signers
The American's Own Book, Containing the Declaration of Independence, With the Lives of the Signers The Constitution of the United States; the Inaugural Addresses and First Annual Messages of All the Presidents From Washington to Pierce; the Farewell Addresses of George Washington and Andrew Jackson; With A Portrait and Life of Each President of the United States, to the Present Time (Book - 1857 ) Full text available via HathiTrust »

Annotation:Primary and secondary sources - this book contains the Declaration of Independence as well as biographies of the signers of the Declaration

Sanderson's Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence
Sanderson's Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence Revised and Edited by Robert T. Conrad. Illustrated With Sixty Engravings From Original Photographs and Drawings of the Residences of the Signers. An Historical Account of the Residences, Not Previously Printed By Sanderson, John, 1783-1844 (Book - 1865 ) and more… Available by request Availability details

Annotation:Secondary sources - this book contains biographies of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as engravings and drawings of their residences at the time of the Declaration of Independence

The Signers of the Declaration of Independence
The Signers of the Declaration of Independence A Biographical and Genealogical Reference By Barthelmas, Della Gray, 1920- (Book - 1997 ) 973.313 B and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Secondary sources - this book contains biographies of the signers of the Declaration including education, family histories.

The Confidential Correspondence of Robert Morris
The Confidential Correspondence of Robert Morris The Great Financier of the Revolution and Signer of the Declaration of Independence; Embracing Letters of the Most Vital Historical Importance From Signers of the Declaration of Independence (many of Them Written in 1776), Members of the Continental Congress, Generals, Commodores, Other Officers and Patriots in the Revolution; Being the Most Important Collection of Letters Ever Offered, Relating to Events in the American Revolution and All of A Confidential Nature; to Be Sold Tuesday Afternoon and Evening, Jan. 16th, 1917 at 2:30 and 8 O'clock By Morris, Robert, 1734-1806 (Microform - 1917? ) In-library use only in some locations
Report of the Proceedings of A Convention Composed of Delegates From the Thirteen Original United States
Report of the Proceedings of A Convention Composed of Delegates From the Thirteen Original United States Held in Independence Hall, the Fifth and Sixth of July, 1852, for the Purpose of Considering the Propriety of Erecting One or More Monuments in Independence Square, in Commemoration of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, and in Honor of the Signers Thereof, in Accordance With A Preamble and Resolutions Submitted by A. G. Waterman, and Adopted by Both Branches of Councils, September 25, 1851 (Book - 1852 ) Full text available via HathiTrust »
Why Freedom Matters
Why Freedom Matters The Spirit of the Declaration of Independence in Prose, Poetry and Song From 1776 to the Present (Book - 2003 ) 323.44 W Available to borrow in some locations

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