Class [controlled]: manuscripts documents
*Work Type [link]: manuscript
*Title: Declaration of Independence
*Creator Display: Thomas Jefferson (American, 1743-1826)
*Role [link]: author [link]: Jefferson, Thomas
*Creation Date: 1776 [controlled]: Earliest: 1776 Latest: 1776
*Subject [links]: textual work independence social contract Continental Congress (United States) colonies England United States separation dissolution
Culture [link]: American
*Current Location [link]: National Archives and Record Administration (Washington, District of Columbia, United States) ID: unavailable
*Measurements: 75.56 x 62.23 cm (29 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches)
[controlled]: Value: 75.56 Unit: cm Type: height | Value: 62.23 Unit: cm Type: width
*Materials and Techniques: ink on parchment
Material [links]: ink parchment
Inscriptions: text reads: In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. / The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America / WHEN in the Course of human Events it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to / assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they / should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation. WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator / with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness…
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