The Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson and edited by a Committee of Five,  was first printed by John Dunlap in Philadelphia. The document then sent across America. A copy reached the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, George Washington, who read it to his troops on the 9th July.

 

Below is a version of the Declaration of Independence created in class a few years ago.

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How do you think you would have felt if you were one of the troops that George Washington read the Declaration of Independence to during the American Revolution? Comment below.