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What you might not know about the Declaration of Independence - Kenneth C. Davis

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In June 1776, a little over a year after the start of the American Revolutionary War, the US Continental Congress huddled together in a hot room in Philadelphia to talk independence. Kenneth C. Davis dives into some of the lesser known facts about the process of writing the Declaration of Independence and questions one very controversial omission.

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You can read more about the history of the Declaration of Independence and American Revolution in Don’t Know Much About® History by Kenneth C. Davis. www.dontknowmuch.com

The Fourth of July is a time for firing up the grill and fireworks. But historian Kenneth C. Davis says Americans celebrate it on the wrong day. It's Independence Day trivia, with host Michel Martin.

Here is an extended blog series on whatever became of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Here are more places to learn about the Declaration of Independence:
The Charters of Freedom at the National Archives
Primary Documents from the Library of Congress
Independence National Historical Park-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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