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Dunlap Broadside [Declaration of Independence]

Original Caption: Dunlap Broadside [Declaration of Independence]. This is the first printed version of the Declaration of Independence. Drafted for the most part by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence justified breaking the colonial ties to Great Britain by providing a basic philosophy of government and a list of grievances against the Crown. John Dunlap of Philadelphia was the printer to the Continental Congress.


U.S. National Archives' Local Identifier: NWDT1-360-ITEM1-ITEM1VOL3P94


From: Series: Rough Journals, compiled 09/05/1774 - 03/02/1789 (Record Group 360)


Created by: Second Continental Congress. (09/05/1775 - 03/02/1781)


Production Date: 07/04/1776


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Repository: National Archives Building - Archives I (Washington, DC)


Access Restrictions: Unrestricted

Use Restrictions: Unrestricted


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Taken on July 6, 2009