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Drafting the Declaration of Independence: The Committee of Five Draft The Declaration of Independence — Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Robert Livingston & Roger Sherman

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JUNE 11, 1776: The Continental Congress apppointed The Committee of Five to draft a Resolution of Independence. The five members were Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and John Adams.

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Tombstone of famous ancestor Roger Sherman, signed of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and the architect of the “Connecticut Compromise” that proved necessary for the original 13 colonies to form a unified country

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Roger Sherman (1721-1793) was a lawyer, politician and Founding Father. He served on th Committee of Five which drafted the Declaration of Independence and was also a representative and senator in the new republic. He was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the United States: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.

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1788: The inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States, also present are (from left) Alexander Hamilton, Robert R Livingston, Roger Sherman, Mr Otis, Vice President John Adams, Baron Von Steuben and General Henry Knox. Original Artwork: Printed by Currier

via the Jefferson Institute --- The Declaration of Independence committee, depicted in a 19-th century steel engraving. The members were (from left to right) Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert R. Livingston, John Adams and Roger Sherman

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Roger Sherman ~ He was the only person to sign all four great state papers of the U.S.: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson said of him: “That is Mr. Sherman, of Connecticut, a man who never said a foolish thing in his life.” Click to discover more....

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