About the Project
The mission of the Declaration Resources Project is to create innovative scholarly resources to support teaching and learning about, and ongoing engagement with, the Declaration of Independence. Our goal is to encourage and equip individuals to engage with the text and context of the Declaration in new ways.
Admiral Howe wrote to Ben Franklin about "the most flattering Hopes of proving serviceable in the Objects of the King's paternal Sollicitude, by promoting the reestablishment of lasting Peace and Union with the Colonies" #onthisday in 1776 (though it wasn't sent until July 12) t.co/pNwRAefbno
The Great Seal of the United States was adopted #onthisday in 1782, but did you know that the first committee tasked with designing a seal was appointed on July 4, 1776? It included a few guys who had tons of free time - Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin.