Sometimes we take TV and social media for granted. What if we did not have those items? How fast or slow would information spread by simply word of mouth or newspaper? The map below shows exactly how long it took for word of the Declaration of Independence to spread throughout the colonies in 1776. What today would literally take hours took a month. Notice there were still parts of the colonies that did not know of the Declaration of Independence after a month. Map provided by smithsonian.com. The original article can be found here!