Declaration of Independence

Who put Richard Henry Lee's words into the Declaration of Independence?


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In August 1774, Lee was chosen as a delegate in the 1st continental congress in Philadelphia

But it was on June 7th 1776 (2nd contintal congress) Lee put forth the motion to the Continental Congress to declare Independence from England. Lee had returned to Virginia by the time Congress had already voted on and adopted the, but he signed the document when he returned.

Richard Henry Lee served in Congress as a Virginia Senator He was against ratification of the US constitution because it lacked a bill of rights. He helped create the Bill of rights.