The American Times August 3rd 1767


Declaration of Independence By: Dawson Arrington

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year of 1776 the Declaration Of Independence was signed. John Hancock was the first to sign the declaration of independence. He signed his signature the biggest so everyone would see his signature. The declaration of independence represents 12 colonies and was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. This five part document discusses the natural rights,the wrongs committed by King George, and states the official independence from England. This document was signed because the colonist were unhappy with the treatment from the British government, felt their constitutional rights were being violated, and wanted to seek independence from England.