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Why did John Hancock have the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence?

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John Hancock's signature is the largest because he was the first to sign it.

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John Hancock is known for his overly large signature on the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

John Hancock, his signature is also the largest on the document

John Hancock That's why when people ask for your signature they say, "Can I have your John Hancock?"

John Hancock was the first on to sign the Declaration of Independence. His signature is also the largest.

John Hancock's signature is the largest on the Declaration of Independence.

Hancock was president of Congress when the Declaration of Independence was adopted and signed. He is primarily remembered by Americans for his large, flamboyant signature on the Declaration, so much so that "John Hancock" became, in the United States, an informal synonym for signature.John Hancock was the president of the the Continental Congress. In 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed and John Hancock's is the first, largest, and most recognized signature on the document. Since the Declaration of Independence is such an important document his signature became the well known signature thus coining the phrase.

John Hancock is known for his overly large signature on the U.S. Declaration of Independence, NOT for his signature on the U.S. Constitution. He did not sign the Constitution.

There are 56 signatures on the Declaration of Independence. The signature of John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, is the first, largest and most famous.

The words "John Hancock" are often used to describe the word "signature." When J. Hancock singed the Declaration of Independence, his was the largest sig. of them all. Hancock is best-remembered for his giant signature on the document, so that is why a signature is often called a "John Hancock."

The largest signature on the Declaration of Independence was written by John Hancock. He wanted to be sure that the King of England could read it.

The Declaration of Independence, which was signed on July 4, 1776, has fifty-six signatures. The biggest of all signatures was by the Virginia man John Hancock.

The phrase is actually "sign your John Hancock." and comes from the signing of the Declaration of Independence. John Hancock's signature is by far the largest signature on the document; he was also the first to sign the document.

Because he is the first and largest signer of the declaration of independence

John Hancock, and to let the british know that he was ready

The largest signature was John Hancock. He said, "The British ministry can read that name without spectacles; let them double their reward."

John Hancock, Heh. Its Herbie Hancock. Just kidding, John Hancock was the first delagate to sign the Declaration of Independence. His signature is the largest and most prominant on the document. It was said that John Hancock wanted to sign it large enough so the king could see it without his spectacles (glasses)

John Hancock's signature is the largest.

John Hancock was the first to sign the United States Declaration of Independence - hence sign your John Hancock. Actually, John Hancock was not the first to sign, signed his name largest. He was the President of the Continental Congress, but not the first to sign.

John Hancock has the distinction of being both the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence as well as the one who signed it in the largest manner ... according to many so that King George would be able to more easily read and recognize his name without being forced to put on his spectacles (or glasses) to read the signature.

Jon Hancock was a man who signed the declaration of independence. His name is the largest because when he signed it, he made the famous quote, "there, king george will be able to see that!"

John Hancock was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence whose signature was famously the first, and largest to be placed on the document. He was also a wealthy Massachusetts merchant who liked to defy the British authorities. He served as president of the Continental Congress and governor of Massachusetts. His main contribution to the American Revolution was using his fortune to help finance the struggle

In reality, John Hancock was extremely wealthy and risked it all on the success of the American Revolution. On May 24, 1775, he began serving as president of the Second Continental Congress. This was the group that approved the Declaration of Independence.It's just the way Hancock signed his name. It was in the center, since it was the first and only signature at that time. The other 55 delegates didn't sign the Declaration until August 2, 1776, or later.

John Hancock's signature is the easiest to see becaue it is the largest one and it is in the center at the top of all other signatures.


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