This online exhibition contains Thomas Jefferson's rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, with emendations by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. It also includes other top treasures at the Library of Congress such as the Virginia Declaration of Rights and George Washington's commission as commander-in-chief.
This exhibition indicates the depth and breadth of Benjamin Franklin's public, professional, and scientific accomplishments through important documents, letters, books, broadsides, and cartoons. The sections of this exhibition that directly relate to the American Revolution are titled A Cause For Revolution, Break with Britain, Continental Congress, and Treaty of Paris.
This online exhibition offers insights into how the nation’s founding documents were forged and the role that imagination and vision played in the unprecedented creative act of forming a self–governing country. The exhibition includes a section on creating the Declaration of Independence.
This exhibition includes a timeline; an essay on the drafting of the Declaration; and related documents, manuscripts, and prints such as Thomas Jefferson's "original Rough draught" and George Washington's personal copy of the Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence.
Explores the role religion played in the founding of the American colonies, in the shaping of early American life and politics, and in forming the American Republic. Includes sections titled Religion and the American Revolution and Religion and the Congress of the Confederation, 1774-89.
This exhibition focuses on the legacy of Thomas Jefferson--founding father, farmer, architect, inventor, slaveholder, book collector, scholar, diplomat, and the third president of the United States. Includes a section on the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and its aftermath.
J.A. Lemay presented a lecture on Benjamin Franklin in a program sponsored by the Interpretive Programs Office, Manuscript Division, Center for the Book and Publishing Office. His presentation was based on a compilation of the sources for his projected seven-volume biography of Franklin.
David McCullough is the award-winning biographer, historian, lecturer and narrator of some of television's most distinguished historical series. McCullough discussed his book John Adams at the 2002 National Book Festival.
David McCullough is the award-winning biographer, historian, lecturer and narrator of some of television's most distinguished historical series. McCullough presented a lecture on his book 1776 at the 2005 National Book Festival.