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How long did it take to write the Declaration of Independence?


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Although it is based on other historical documents, and may have been considered by Thomas Jefferson and others prior to its proposal, the period of its drafting is fairly certain.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.


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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.

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. :]

it took about 3 months to have everyone on the council to sign the declaration of independence.

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

65 days, it is a long proccess signing you nameon a peice of paper.

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.

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 colonists proclaimed the Declaration of Independence. After that the war took place in the colonies with the British sending ships of soldiers.

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 July 4, 1776. From appointment of the committee to adoption by the Congress was 23 days.

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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 to the website of the Federal Archive.

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.

No. It would take almost 100 years after the Declaration was signed before slavery was abolished.

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 of Man and Citizen", which was modeled after the US Declaration of Independence and which Thomas Jefferson helped write.

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

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