American Colonies Declare Independence from Great Britain



Y/M/D Description Place
1776/06/28 Thomas Jefferson writes the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, June 11 - 28 The Declaration House, Philadelphia, PA
1776/07/04 Late morning of July 4, the Declaration is adopted, and the "Committee of Five" take the manuscript copy of the document to John Dunlap, official printer to the Congress Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
1776/07/04 United States Declares Independence from Britain United States of America,
1776/08/02 Mr Gerry, when we are all hung for what we are now doing. From the size and weight of my body I shall die in a few minutes..., but from the lightness of your body you will dance in the air an hour or two before you are dead. - BH to Elbridge Gerry Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
1776/08/02 Most delegates sign the Declaration of Independence
1776/08/02 Although originally opposed to separating from Great Britain, Robert Morris signs the Declaration of Independence. Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA

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