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Although Thomas Jefferson is often called the “author” of the Declaration of Independence, he wasn’t the only person who contributed important ideas. Jefferson was a member of a five-person committee appointed by the Continental Congress to write the Declaration. The committee included Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman.

The Declaration of independence is one of the greatest achievments in history.This document has resulted in a living form of government in which is fair to all people and a source of stability.The Declaration of Independence was one of the first and greatest achievements made by our forefathers that led to the establishment of our country and the freedoms, rights and privileges that make America great.

The Declaration of Independence wasn't signed on July 4, 1776. On July 1, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, and on the following day 12 of the 13 colonies voted in favor of Richard Henry Lee's motion for independence.

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