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.


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.