Unanswered | Answered

Declaration of Independence

~9200 answered questions
The Declaration of Independence adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4th 1776 announced to the World that the Thirteen Colonies were no longer a part of the British Empire.


The celebration of Independence Day on the 3rd of July is a tradition born out of midwestern pragmatism. Most Chicagolanders are off from work on the 4th therefore if outside concerts and the Downtown fireworks are planned for the evening of the 3rd they are simply more convenient for the citizenry …
Popularity: 49
no he was afraid people might turn against him
Popularity: 93
The 56 men who signed the Declaration were not token patriots when they pledged their lives and honor to the cause of freedom. The average age was 44 and the youngest was 26. Ben Franklin was the oldest at 70. Most had money, none were hungry, and none were out of work. They actually laid their live…
Popularity: 279
Yes; most definitely. The northern and southern colonies would have been divided and, thus, there would have been no American Revolution to begin with. The South would have most likely remained loyal to Britain and the North could not fight on their own. MoreIt's not possible to say whether the Re…
Popularity: 206
Everyone wants to debate whether or not the founding father of this country were Unitarian Universalist, Christian, Deists, atheist, or what. And the truth is that they were all of these, but Christians were the largest percentage. So what! They were also racist and slave owners. They also were chau…
Popularity: 225
He was a New York delegate who signed the Declaration of Independence. SHe was in strong favor of the Declaration of Independence.
Popularity: 195
Jefferson's views on slavery were contradictory: On one hand, Jefferson was morally opposed to slavery. He felt it was evil and wrong. His original draft of the Declaration of Independence condemned it in no uncertain terms. As Governor of Virginia, he proposed legislation to abolish it. On the othe…
Popularity: 288
He did sign the Declaration of Independence look carefully .
Popularity: 187
%DETAILS% Answer The economy was largely agricultural, very little manufacturing, it was based on private ownership of property and it was heavily dependent on overseas trade. Michael Montagne
Popularity: 76
The 56 signatories of the Declaration of Independence were:Connecticut (4): Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott Delaware (3): Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean Georgia (3): Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton Maryland (4): Samuel Chase, William Paca, …
Popularity: 293
All of it. The definition of the term "Founding Fathers" is those men who helped write those two documents. Michael Montagne
Popularity: 46
No one person. The constitutional convention included delegates from twelve states and they spent weeks hashing out the various political issues and deciding how the government should be structured. Once they finished with that it was turned over to a committee of style to put it into nice neat lega…
Popularity: 74
%REPLIES% Answer Well, nothing put in the Constitution could have affected the Revolution because it wasn't written until several years later. And they did put emancipation in the Declaration - "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by t…
Popularity: 55
Declaration of Independence, signed in 1776, was pretty much just what it says it was. A formal declaration by the original 13 colonies that they would now be independent of King George and Great Britain. Except for being persuasive authority as to the intent of the framers, the Declaration of Indep…
Popularity: 4
%REPLIES% Answer Passed down through generations, our family has letters describing some of the turmoil that went on in the time frame around the Declaration of Independence. We have never released the letters or content to the public. What will you use the information for? Answer I am rep…
Popularity: 58
Answer Roger Sherman was a member of the Continental Congress, he helped draft the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation. He was also responsible for the Great Compromise (Connecticut Compromise). He had held positions in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government …
Popularity: 62
I don't think we have. They wanted to set up a system of government where people could participate in government and have their voice heard. Today only about half the people who could vote do. People don't participate. We broke away from England because of the taxes and the monarchy. Today it is big…
Popularity: 61
Olive Branch Petition
Popularity: 46
%DETAILS% There were lots of people who can be called founding fathers. The best thing for you to do is look up the individual names in an encyclopedia or your textbook. Even a dictionary will have the more famous men like Washington and Jefferson. If for some reason you don't have access to any …
Popularity: 32
Out of the 39 delegates to sign the constitution only 5 of them were Founding Fathers. Those five where: Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Gouverneur Morris, Roger Sherman, and James Wilson. I used constitutionfacts.com to answer the question.
Popularity: 41
John Hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. He was president of the Continental Congress. He used large bold script and signed under the text in the center of the page. He said the reason he signed it large was, "So fat George can read it without his spectacles." This is why…
Popularity: 89
Prior to its work on the Declaration of Independence, the Second Continental Congress included Washington as a congressman from Virginia. But he resigned his position as a delegate when Congress formed the Continental Army and appointed him commanding general on June 14, 1775. So he was unavailable …
Popularity: 161
No. Everyone who signed the Declaration is a founding father, but not all founding fathers were members of the continental congress at that time. Take George Washington for instance. Quite obviously he is a founding father but by the time independence was declared he had already been appointed to co…
Popularity: 59
Because he believed what it said and thought America should be independent. Michael MontagneBenjamin Franklin signed the Declaration of Independence because he belived what it said and thought America should be independent.Benjamin wanted the best for our country!
Popularity: 41
When the Declaration was initially read out and published, about two-thirds of the colonial population was in favor of it(The Patriots) and one-third against it(The Loyalists). It was certainly not universally accepted by the colonists. As for the King, it is not quite clear (to me, anyway) just whe…
Popularity: 64
Answer Sombody Phd out there must have some idea about what happened to the men that signed the Declaration on Inependence. This would a great research project for a serious history student. I do not have the means or the ability to pursue a project like this, but I'd sure like to know the answer…
Popularity: 35
The correct answer is none of the above. Delegates from all of those colonies signed the Declaration. You might perhaps be thinking of the Constitution. Rhode Island did not send delegates to the constitutional convention and hence did not sign that. It is very important to understand that the Const…
Popularity: 33
Contact your Public Library, and see if they can direct you to a historian.Me! If it turns out to be real we should talk.how can i tell if its real
Popularity: 35
Thomas Jefferson was remembered for three achievements in his public life. He had served as governor of Virginia, as U.S. minister to France, as secretary of state under George Washington, as vice-president in the administration of John Adams, and as president of the United States from 1801 to 1809.…
Popularity: 98
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, founded the University of Virginia, was the author of the "Notes on the States of Virginia", the "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth", and the "Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom", was a member of the Continental Congress, a member of…
Popularity: 72
According to National Archives: "In case you were wondering, there is writing on the back of the original, signed Declaration of Independence. But it is invisible, does it include a map, as the recently released Disney feature film, National Treasure, suggests. The writing on the back reads: 'Origin…
Popularity: 69
86 years before the Declaration of Independence, John Locke, an Englishman, wrote and extensive rebuttal, The Two Treatises of Government, against a work by Robert Filmer called Patriarcha. Patriarcha is (as you can guess) a promotional essay about Parliament and the King and all things alike. Locke…
Popularity: 10
ed the Articles of Confederation had proved themselves to be inadequate to the task of providing stable government to the states. Debts could not be paid, trade could not be maintained and rebellions could not be put down. The country was falling apart and something had to be done. Michael Montagne …
Popularity: 29
:Actually, neither of the answers below are accurate. Article 2, section 1, clause 4 of the Constitution states, "The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States." (note: odd spell…
Popularity: 109
Very simple one to two story houses with very few windows. Well actually it isn't that simple. You would need to know what did they use to build their houses and how big they were, how many rooms and stuff like that!
Popularity: 50
I Know That If A School Is Through Is Getting Rid Of Old Textbooks About Fashion And Design That Should Be The First Place You Should Look. Or Go On EBay And Search Old Fashion Design Textbooks. The Best Resources For Those Fashions Would Be The Fashion And Design Textbooks: The Theroy Of Fashion …
Popularity: 102
This is the beginning of the most famous line from the Declaration of Independence. The writers of the Declaration are claiming that "all men are created equal" and "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights." When the term "self-evident" is used, it means that the human rights requi…
Popularity: 61
[Deleted because of the idiocy of the 'answer' given]
Popularity: 34
Answer Much of what they wrote was an attempt to assure that atrocities suffered under the British Crown would not occur here.
Popularity: 9
Answer There isn't one. Due to the inks used and the engraving of the printing plate one of the delegates in the back of the picture got more ink than was ideal. this has caused some people to think that he is Black or Indian but he wasn't. That guy, whose name I do not remember now, was of Norwe…
Popularity: 28
I think Jefferson's biggest mistake was that he failed to rise above the one of the biggest issues of his time - slavery. It had little effect on him during his life, but it has had a profound effect on his legacy. I personally believe he is absolutely worth studying, and even honoring, but many peo…
Popularity: 97
Answer The US Constitution and Declaration of Independence contributed much to the civil rights and liberties of the US political system. It is first important to distinguish the two documents. The Declaration was essentially a resolution passed by the Second Continental Congress to infor…
Popularity: 63
Answer According to the U.S. Library of Congress summary: By an act of the British Parliament, Nigeria became an independent country within the Commonwealth on October 1, 1960. Azikiwe was installed as governor general of the federation and Balewa continued to serve as head of a democratically e…
Popularity: 69
sign. When Congress authorized the printing of an official copy with the names or the printer made a mistake by omitting him.) barbara tovar
Popularity: 44
The Classical Republican idea of civic virtue had to do with public morality, for the common good of the community, whereas the Judeo Christian idea was of private morality (inner faith and obedience to God).
Popularity: 18
Answer Nobody signed it five years later. All of the names that are on it were signed by September of 1776. Most of the signatures were put on during August.
Popularity: 68
John Locke's basic theory was that a higher "Natural Law" guaranteed liberty to every person and that this natural law was morally superior to all human laws and governments, each individual possesses certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and property. These theories contributed…
Popularity: 59
It means all people have the same rights. Regardless of sex, religion, or race, appearance and/or any other factor. We all have the same rights, and none have more.
Popularity: 51
Popularity: 31
July 4th The Declaration of Independence was actually sent by the colonist on July 2, but everyone heard the news that it got accepted on July 4 so now we all celebrate this holiday on July 4. No. Virginia's resolution on independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 2 but the Decla…
Popularity: 130
On July 4, 1776, the American colonies declared their freedom from British rule.The (US) Declaration of Independence asserted a philosophy of government that any government can only rule with the consent of the governed, and that the basic purpose of government is to protect people's rights. It gave…
Popularity: 20
the purpose of government is to preotect its citizens....cmon ppl im 13 nad i know that..
Popularity: 42
Matt nealMatt neal did all of it
Popularity: 14
The American Declaration of Independence was written during the month of June 1776 (roughly June 11th to June 28th, with slight variations following), with the primary drafts penned by Thomas Jefferson. Revisions were made by other members of the same committee of which Jefferson was a part. After t…
Popularity: 25
He believed that he offered a revolutionary change from the Federalist regime.
Popularity: 41
The Declaration of Independence did not establish any form of government.You are thinking of the Constitution.
Popularity: 41
John Hancock's signature is the largest because he was the first to sign it.
Popularity: 86
In Jefferson's words, the Declaration was written, "In order to place before mankind the common sense of the matter in terms so plain and simple as to command their assent." The Declaration of Independence was drafted and sent to King George III of England politely requesting independence from Engl…
Popularity: 155
I believe it is written in the Freedom Charter of the African National Congress ( ANC ) The party is currently ruling South Africa. Came to power in 1994 after the first democratic elections in RSA.   I am only familiar with such issues that pertain to the United States. However if you are re…
Popularity: 28
Yes and no. To declare Independence unlawfully is to declare rebellion, which is an act of war under British law. But, as a result of the Declaration of independence, a war ended.
Popularity: 56
The United States Declaration of Independence is a very important thing in the history of the United States of America. It is a paper which said that the United States is a country not ruled by Great Britain. American people wrote the Declaration in the year 1776. In the 18th century (1700s), the …
Popularity: 47
It represents the Americans getting Independence.Independence Day
Popularity: 41
Answer The answer to this question depends upon exactly "who" the questioner means would be angry at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The answer is obviously the British nationals and the Loyalists in the colonies. Any document that calls the King a "tyrant" and "unfit to rule" is …
Popularity: 29
eeeewww!!!!! do you hv the arch sheet too?????? dude don't do that you sound like a freak o wait maybe you are one LOL
Popularity: 5
The Declaration of Independence states that we are free and independent form the British, our former rulers. Our nation no longer depends on the British people. The document declares our independence. The Constitution of the United States says what we as a nation follow and it has the Bill of Rights…
Popularity: 104
it stated that "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Popularity: 26
George Taylor came to America as an indentured servant and signed the declaration. none. indentured servants were considered low people because they were all poor He had to work to pay for his passage to America.
Popularity: 24
Answer Independence dayEngland
Popularity: 14
The original was not sent to the king. It sits today on display in the National Archives in Washington D.C. No official notice was given by the Congress to the British government that independence had been declared. Mail packets carried printed copies to England where they were given to governme…
Popularity: 69
It was written in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in what is now called "Declaration House." Thomas Jefferson rented a second floor space in the house of a bricklayer named Graff at 7th and Market Streets near the outskirts of Philadelphia, because he couldn't work in all the noise in the main part of t…
Popularity: 25
It justified the reasons for changing government.
Popularity: 57
They both state that all men and women are created equal and among the rights on both of them are "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness".
Popularity: 30
John Hancock was born on January 23, 1737.
Popularity: 33
Among the important things that Thomas Jefferson did was to draft the Declaration of Independence, which declared the 13 colonies a free and independent country. He was also instrumental in colonial policies and the negotiations that resulted in the Articles of Confederation, and later the US Consti…
Popularity: 22
Answer 13 There were 13 colonies but, later on we added more states.
Popularity: 19
Declaration of Independence Signers The document was signed by most of the members on August 2, 1776. George Wythe signed on August 27. On September 4, Richard Henry Lee, Elbridge Gerry, and Oliver Wilcott signed. Matthew Thornton signed on November 19, and Thomas McKean signed in 1781.
Popularity: 20
The Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence was written in the summer of 1776 primarily by Thomas Jefferson, agreed upon on July 2 by the Second Continental Congress, sent to the printer on July 4, and all signatures were collected in the following weeks. Because not all delegate…
Popularity: 76
Declaration and SlaveryIn his original draft of the Declaration, Jefferson has listed the last grievance against the King of Great Britain as allowing slavery and the slave trade to continue and condemned the King for offering freedom to slaves who would fight on the side of Great Britain. The secti…
Popularity: 16
Well it has man republic ideas an fJudeo christian ideas many pof them
Popularity: 11
The Foundation of Colonial AmericaI can only answer with two chapter summaries of my book The Never Realized Republic: Political Economy and Republican Virtue. These two chapter summaries appear on Amazon.com and are inclusive of footnotes. If you link to my book on Amazon more chapter summaries wil…
Popularity: 24
New England Province of New Hampshire, later New HampshireProvince of Massachusetts Bay, later Massachusetts and MaineColony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, later Rhode IslandConnecticut Colony, later Connecticut. Middle Colonies Province of New York, later New York and Vermont[1]Provinc…
Popularity: 19
at the museum in the white house
Popularity: 14
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of t…
Popularity: 39
The Founding Fathers lived under British rule, which did not allow for freedom, liberty or representation. This was the motivating factor for signing the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson was largely responsible for writing the Declaration of Independence.
Popularity: 7
Answer Jamestown is in Virginia. It was founded in 1607. Massachusetts was settled by the Pilgrims, who did not come until later. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamestown,_Virginia
Popularity: 45
The 1st amendment was written by Thomas Jefferson.
Popularity: 4
"We hold these truths to be self-evident,that all men are created equal,that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,that among these are Life,Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers…
Popularity: 6
Benjamin Franklin was the oldest person to sign the Declaration of Independence. He was 70 years old at the time of signing.
Popularity: 13
In the United States, "Independence Day" is celebrated on July 4, and commemorates independence from Great Britain, which was achieved in 1776. Other countries have their own celebrations commemorating their own independent or established status, celebrated on the day they see fit.The idea of Indepe…
Popularity: 67
The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, and declared that the Thirteen Colonies were independent of Great Britain.It was drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, and revised by members of Congress including Benjamin Franklin and John Adams.(see related link)
Popularity: 82
Three Delgates Refused to sign the US Constitution. Only thirty-nine people signed the finished product of the Constitutional Convention. In all, seventy-four people were selected to attend the Convention, but only fifty-five actually attended. Some of these left before the Convention was complete, …
Popularity: 25
Order of signing George Washington Virginia George Read Delaware Gunning Bedford, Jr. Delaware John Dickinson Delaware Richard Bassett Delaware Jacob Broom Delaware James McHenry Maryland Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Maryland Daniel Carroll Maryland John Blair Virginia James Madison Jr.…
Popularity: 32
The core idea comes from John Locke that men have natural rights given by God and that they form governments to protect these rights. When the government no longer serves to protect these rights that the people can change the government. He then lists the charges against the King relating to why the…
Popularity: 35