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United States Declaration of Independence

While the Declaration of Independence is revered for its eloquence, and inspirational philosophies, in the most straightforward sense it is a legal documents written by a lawyer and approved by lawyers. Of the Declaration’s signers 25 of 56 were lawyers.

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Declaration of Independence Infographic Analysis

This Infographic Analysis handout is a great "hook" & attention grabbing activity for the Declaration of Independence.Activity is based around the following infographic created by History Channel:


"In June 1776, a little over a year after the start of the American Revolutionary War, the US Continental Congress huddled together in a hot room in Philadelphia to talk independence. Kenneth C. Davis dives into some of the lesser known facts about the process of writing the Declaration of Independence and questions one very controversial omission." Which facts were you unaware of?


John Adams - Declaration of Independence - YouTube. OK, yes, but also a ton of other fantastic clips that would be great for U.S. History class.


This free Lesson Plan for Kids Discover the Declaration of Independence provides a roadmap for teaching kids about this defiant time in American History, and the document that defined the birth of a new nation in 1776.