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.
Unlike the #DeclarationofIndependence, the United States Constitution was signed on a single day - September 17, 1787. 6 men signed both documents: Roger Sherman, George Clymer, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, James Wilson, and George Read.
The Staten Island Peace Conference - a meeting between Admiral Howe, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge - took place #onthisday in 1776. In a letter to his wife, Abigail, John Adams described Howe as "a well bred Man," but "His head is rather confused, I think." t.co/MWTvmqFBb7