Declaration of Independence & July 4th - Background, Recitation

  • Thread starter Michael Warren and Patriot Week Foundation
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Topics covered:

  • Learn the importance of understanding the Declaration of Independence.
  • Learn why the Second Continental Congress decided to have a Declaration of Independence and how a committee of five of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston were chosen to draft it.
  • Explore why John Adams insisted that Thomas Jefferson draft it, and how the Committee and the Second Continental Congress changed Jefferson's draft.
  • Hear the entire Declaration of Independence.
  • Other highlights include Frederick Douglass, John Quincy Adams, and more.

Learn more:, Judge Warren's book at, and the Save our Republic! video series on Patriot Week's YouTube Channel.

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