So why were many colonists against paying taxes to Great Britain?
Who actually wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Why do we celebrate on July 4?
Discover the facts about the Declaration of Independence and learn about its place in American history.
About the Author
Table of Contents
1 The First Gathering 6
2 War! 12
3 Congress Meets Again 18
4 Colonies to States 24
5 Seventeen Days 30
6 Independence at Last 36
Primary Source: A Letter from John Adams 42
Tell Your Continental Congress Story 43
Source Notes 46
Selected Bibliography 46
Further Reading and Websites 47