This depiction of the Declaration of Independence is a painting by John Trumbull. It shows the five-man drafting committee presenting their work to the Congress. The painting hangs in the U.S. Capitol rotunda.
A fun way to engage your students in one of our founding documents. Includes: Standards associated with assignments, opening strategy, Declaration of Independence with guiding questions and place for annotation and notes, a wiki-writing assignment that requires students to work in groups to answer thought-provoking questions, and a closing/summarizing activity that requires students to determine the most important things they need to know about the Declaration.
Collection of videos all relating to the 13 colonies, Jamestown, Pocahontas, Boston massacre, tobacco crops, mystery of Raleigh colony etc.
Historical - Constitution - 1922 - (Starts on page 19- Free complete eBook)- Constitution of the State of California: and summary of amendments, to which are appended; also included the Magna Charta, Declaration of Rights, Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of the United States -Compiled by Legislative Counsel Bureau 1922 (Google eBook)
Thomas Jefferson's original rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, written in June 1776, including all the changes made later by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and other members of the committee, and by Congress.