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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John Hancock (USA founding father, signer the Declaration of Independence) When signing the Declaration he signed it so large he said, "I want them to know it is my signature and they can come and kill me."