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.
Josiah Bartlett, delegate from New Hampshire, was born #onthisday in 1729. He was likely the second person to sign the #DeclarationofIndependence. So, was John Hancock's signature too big, or was Bartlett's too small? (cc: @WestWingWeekly)
Benjamin Franklin used electric shock to make "uncommonly tender" turkey meat. He also joked that the turkey would be a more appropriate national symbol than the bald eagle. Read all about Franklin and the turkey in this blog post: