Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776 http://www.monticello.org/jefferson/biography.html The Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson from June 11 th until June 28 th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
July 4, 1776
Declaration of Independence is America’s symbol of liberty.
The Declaration of Independence was written to express in writing the grievances the Colonies had with England.
The document was sent to King George III to declare the independence of the United State of America to England and the World
The youngest signer was Edward Rutledge age 26.
Benjamin Franklin was the oldest signer at the age of 70
There were 56 delegates that signed the Declaration of Independence.
Charles Carroll died on November 14, 1832 in Baltimore Maryland. He was the last signer of the Declaration to die.
He served on the Committees of Safety until being elected to the Continental Congress.
After the war he was a Senator for Maryland and also one of the first members of the United States Senate.
He helped create the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) in 1827.
He was the only Catholic to sign the Declaration.