How long did it take to write the Declaration of Independence?
Although it is based on other historical documents, and may have
been considered by Thomas Jefferson and others prior to its
proposal, the period of its drafting is fairly certain. It was
drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, and
revised by members of Congress including Benjamin Franklin and John
Adams. It was adopted on July 4, 1776.
there is no amount of time that it took but it was finished in July 4, 1776
It took Thomas Jefferson 17 days to write the Declaration of Independence.
It took him about 17 days to write
About 2 months
about 2 months
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, not James Madison. It took Jefferson about two and a half weeks to write it.
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration over 17 days.
It took Jefferson two and a half week to write his first draft of the Declaration of Independence.
It took him 17 days
I Think About A Year. Because The Declaration Of Independence Was Being Made 1776.
Thomas Jefferson took 17 days to write the Declaration of Independence, and the Second Continental Congress spent two days making some changes to the document. On July 4th, 1776, the Congress voted to accept the Declaration of Independence, which is why the United States celebrates that date each year as its Independence Day from Great Britain.
about 6 months EDIT: Edison lived a century after the American Revolution. Thomas JEFFERSON was the author of the Declaration. It took him seventeen days.
When members of the Congress asked Thomas Jefferson to draft the DEclaration of Independence he did so. It only took 3 weeks for him to write it. Years later Thomas decided to make his words into reality in Virginia. :]
They did not group together very fast, most did not like being a colony but no one bothered to make a group. Then It took a while to actually write the Declaration of Independence
0_0 Because they had war
About two months
it took about 3 months to have everyone on the council to sign the declaration of independence.
65 days, it is a long proccess signing you nameon a peice of paper.
It took eighteen days to write the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. It then was edited by members of a committee and submitted to the Second Continental Congress, which made major changes before adopting it on July 4, 1776. The committee to write the Declaration had been appointed by Congress on June 11, 1776, so the total time was a little over three weeks.
The Second Continental Congress appointed a five-man committee to write the Declaration of Independence on June 11, 1776. The other members of the committee asked Thomas Jefferson to write the first draft. It took him two and a half weeks. He then showed it to other members of the committee, who made minor changes. It was submitted to Congress on June 28, 1776. Major changes were made there and the revised declaration was adopted on… Read More
How long did it take for Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to develope the Declaration of Independence?
2 weeks 3 days
The Declaration of Independence was not really published, but it was signed. If you take it that way, the Continental Congress published it.
The signing of the Declaration of Independence took place on July 4th,1776.
The declaration of independence was singed on August 2, 1776, one month after its adoption.
The colonists proclaimed the Declaration of Independence. After that the war took place in the colonies with the British sending ships of soldiers.
Yes. The Declaration of Independence was a great influence on the French Revolution. It gave them the basic idea that citizens had rights that even their king could not take away. The French people followed all the events of the American Revolution all the while that they were subject to hardships such as a lack of flour and bread. A more direct influence is that the French published a document entitled "Declaration of the Rights… Read More
no. The first draft of the Declaration of Independence took Thomas Jefferson two and a half weeks to write. He was first appointed to the job on June 11, 1776. The draft was then edited by members of a committee and submitted to the Second Continental Congress, which made major changes before adopting it on July 4, 1776. The total time was a little over three weeks.
According to the Declaration of Independence, the power of a government comes from the people. Keep in mind, however, that the Declaration of Independence does not serve as legal authority. Instead, the Declaration of Independence serves as a philosophical critique of previous forms of government, and as a mission statement for self-governance. To view a transcript of the Declaration of Independence, please click on the hypertext listed below under Related Links which will take you… Read More
When they signed the Declaration of Independence, they were going against the king, which was a form of treason and punishable by death. Therefore, it took courage to sign the declaration, and they weren't scared of doing the right thing.
July 4, 1776
made the decleration of independence They Made The Declaration Of Independence!
No. It would take almost 100 years after the Declaration was signed before slavery was abolished.
They Faced Death.
no he just wrote it
The Declaration of Independence is not that long and is easy to read. It basically first states who "We" were, drawing together all colonists as a "united" people. Second, it lists the peoples grievances: you tax us too much; we have no voice in governing ourselves; we're tired of how you treat us as subjects to the British Crown. Then it declares the colonists' (and our) Independence. Take 10 minutes and read it.
Yes, he actually was the one to get the pen and paper. He also told Jefferson to take all the credit so that is why Jefferson is called the father of the declaration of independence
To be hung by committing treason.
Although the wording of the Declaration was approved by Congress on July 4, 1776, the date of its signing has been disputed. Most historians have concluded that it was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly
All men are created equally and nobody can take that away from them
Took awhile to declare and officially for every one to sign it.
John Locke was the main influence on Jefferson as he wrote the Declaration. Locke wrote that men had natural rights given to them by God and that a government couldn't take away these rights. This is the core thought to the Declaration.
It began with the Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776 and ended with the Treaty of Paris is 1783.
France took over Canada before the signing of the declaration of independence.
The document called the states that men have God-given rights that governments cannot take away from them?
Declaration of Independence... :)
According to the declaration of independence What action may the people take if government does not protect their rights?
The people would start a war
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 command the Continental Army and was off doing so. George Washington himself did not sign the Declaration of Independence. He was away at war. Most of… Read More
Thomas Paine's "Common Sense", Thomas Paine's "The Crisis", Thomas Jefferson et. al. "Declaration of Independence. Take your pick.
He was committing treason since the colonies were still under British rule.
When they singed the document they were going against the king which was a form of treason and could be punished by death.