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Book Displays: July 4th ~ Independence Day

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;  that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
~ Declaration of Independence, 1776,
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Let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.
~ Thomas Jefferson, 1826, 
letter to Roger C. Weightman, the mayor of Washington, on the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

Declaration of Independence. Trumbull, John
Declaration of Independence. Trumbull, John, 1756-1843

Thomas Jefferson's "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson's "original Rough draught" of the
Declaration of Independence, written in June 1776

 

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The Declaration of Independence

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