Declaration of Independence - Original Draft

   The image below shows the original draft by Thomas Jefferson of the Declaration of Independence, held by the Library of Congress.  Notice the revisions he made as he tried to find the very best wording for the phrases that became so famous in America and around the world.

 Declaration of Independence Original Draft

The document image is from the Library of Congress.
It has been resized for this page.

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