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This is a magnificent document and an invaluable piece of history. Each word was carfully thought over and penned. Long live "Life, Liberty and the Persuit of Happiness."
Sophie Deteman, Age 15 [5/31/08] [05-31-2008] »»»

hi there
ZOEY, hi isn't history fascinating [05-31-2008] »»»

Knowing that roots go back to the 1850's in Phil. area-movement to the above in 1860's, to St. Paul and Waconia, I'm a huntin and a peckin
John J. Graff, Waconia, Mn. [05-31-2008] »»»

While watching the movie National Treasure, why did they say 55 people signed the declaration when you clearly know it was 56? Did they not ask about this bit of information?
sabrena wetzel, chicago, IL [05-31-2008] »»»

i really like this site. it has helped me a lot with my research project for school. i think it is very interesting that Jefferson complains about the houseflies from the stables next door when he should be complaining about this huge document that he had to write that will affect the entire world later on. that sounds like something that someone that had some small project due would say.
Softballbabe1216 [05-31-2008] »»»

This information was GREAT. I used it to make a bulletin board in the Library.
Alexander Hamilton Library, Fresno CA [05-31-2008] »»»

People of America, Please stand with your feet firm to the ground and keep your head out of these politicans ass's everyday we have enemies tring to take our freedom away from us. Unite as one! Life,Liberty, and the pursuit ot Happiness
athena, New Orleans La. 27yrs old college student [05-31-2008]

kelsey [05-31-2008] »»»

This website is great. I found everything that I needed. Thank you for creating this wonderful site!
anonymous [05-31-2008] »»»

this was a very interesting site. I really enjoyed it a lot. Thank You for all the information. Richard Stockton one of the signers is one of my ancesters. That shocked me when I found out.
Chelsea, Nebo, N.C 17 years old [05-29-2008]

I had to read this for a reading class and I totally get what he is saying
Megan, 12 at school [05-29-2008] »»»

this was boring!
anonymous [05-29-2008] »»»

richard, canada [05-29-2008] »»»

luke [05-29-2008] »»»

I neede to do a school paper and one of my paragraphs had to be on the declaration and this site helped soooooo much with that KUDOS to who made this site! -STUNG
yogabbagabba [05-29-2008]

I truly hope I deserve this government and it's constitution; sometimes I feel like I have not striven hard enough to be worthy.
David Fisher [05-29-2008]

i thought that our story on benjamin rush had so much thought put into it and it was the only one i could find on google
marissa [05-29-2008] »»»

Alisha Maynard, New York, 18, For Class [05-29-2008] »»»

ver nize.
anonymous [05-29-2008] »»»

Great site! Rabbi Celso Cukierkorn http://www.convertingtojudaism.com/
anonymous [05-28-2008]

I found the information very informative. Growing up I wasn't intrested to know any of this but now that I'm older, I'm very intrigued. Thank you
Norma Lopez, Los Angeles age 34 [05-27-2008] »»»

Hi! I LOVED this website! It gave me so many facts to learn about. I really liked being able to read the Declaration Of Independence, then being able to learn about each person who sighned it. I will come to this website if I need to do a school report or if I need clues to a "Mystery". I hope that you will keep adding more, and more facts! Thanks for reading!
Viktoriya, I am 12 years old and I LOVE to learn about History! I want to learn about all sorts of history. I REALLY want to find a treasure that people have been looking for, for a very long time. [05-27-2008] »»»

wassup
ooga booga [05-27-2008]

hello
anonymous [05-25-2008] »»»

hi
anonymous [05-25-2008] »»»

Erna Gripe Foster, Royal Oak, Michigan [05-25-2008] »»»

it was really cool to learn about the declaration of indapendance.I also love histoy.it was so cool to see the declaration of indapedance in person i bought the posteer,and it's above my bed and i read it evry night befor i go to bed because it is really fun to read.
ashley imes, i am 11,and from portland,Oregon [05-25-2008] »»»

Thank you for one of the most concise yet informative sites on the net to study this great history.
Jerry Halsell, Visit my site at www.trumpetofheritage.org [05-25-2008] »»»

This is an insprieing peice of document.
anonymous [05-24-2008] »»»

Brett Mizelle, im from belhaven, NC and i am a high school student at Northside High School...i am 16 [05-24-2008]

the declaration is cool i like the history
zach [05-24-2008]

heyy! so how's it going? great website i guess! =D
anonymous [05-23-2008]

Jo Ellen Walton Fitzwater, George Walton was my Great-Uncle [05-22-2008] »»»

this is so cool i love history!
ashleigh [05-22-2008] »»»

It was amazing see the declaration of independence in person. Was sad that the writing was fading off. I love it though. I bought the poster and placed it in my room
Rachel aka dopey 26 [05-22-2008] »»»

Cool
anonymous [05-21-2008] »»»

Kris, Florida [05-21-2008] »»»

This is so exciting!
Jonathan Montanez, Philadelphia, P.A,14 years old,19133 [05-21-2008]

I'm so gald that the declaration of indepandence was wrote because it has made a big difference I would like to thank if I could go back in time all the poeple that thought of it.I think that this website is really great.
AHMED, 25, bronx new york [05-20-2008]

the declaration of independince is interesting
karen virto, new jersey 28 [05-20-2008]

well i love history and i watched the 1776 and Johnny Tremmain and a lot more of things... i am in the 5th grade and i am 11. We are learning how the colonists came together and how our state became INDEPENDENT. I love world wide history...! I want to be an historian.
Kaelyn, nothing [05-20-2008] »»»

love this site! i live in geogria! we didn't send a person! whoop whoop!
EM [05-20-2008] »»»

you should put what happened to the people after signing
anonymous [05-20-2008] »»»

hi
anonymous [05-20-2008] »»»

The United States Declaration of Independence is an inspiration to all peoples of the world, regardless of gender, race, religion, creed, political beliefs, gender identity and sexual orientation. We cannot forget about the rights of people to life and protection of life, to be truly free and to pursue happiness. We cannot forget, of course that happiness includes the right of a person to seek and marry a person she or he loves, whether of the opposite gender or the same gender.
Wayne Madden, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada [05-20-2008] »»»

This website needs to have shortened facts
anonymous [05-20-2008] »»»

Amera, i love ron [05-20-2008] »»»

im so gald that the declaration of indepandence was wrote because it has made a big difference i would like to thank if i could go back in time all the poeple that thought of it.oh and this site is really cool just lating you know.
kassie, italy,im full intalian [05-19-2008]

i would like to know more about the Declaration of independence and also to understand it better. i would also like to get a copy.
anonymous [05-19-2008]

This is such a great site. We both love history!
Teresa and Doyle Edwards [05-19-2008] »»»

What a lovely site! It provides some good, basic information that can be a great beginning to research. Also, as a descendant of the Washington and Lee families, I was pleasantly surprised to find that one of my ancestors proposed the resolution to declare independence on my birthday, June 7th!
Charlene Templeman, San Mateo, CA, member of the Lee Society of Virginia [05-18-2008] »»»

i love this website!
selena pacheco, richmond,va age: 9 [05-18-2008] »»»

John [05-18-2008] »»»

I like the Declaration of Independence
cindy [05-18-2008]

I think that this is a good deal and that this was a good idea to make by having this book madea and sign by pople thanks thats all i have to say
Candace Johnson, Statesboro, Georgia 30458 [05-18-2008]

i think the decloration of independince is amazing to hear about.
joselyn, sd my name is joselyn [05-18-2008] »»»

This sight is awesome! I love looking at everything here! It is so intresting! ttfn,june
June, 23 [05-18-2008] »»»

This is the first time I have read anything on my ancestor,William Whipple..I am a granddaughter on my mother's father's side...I really enjoyed reading about him.
Linda Terry, shreveport,Louisiana [05-15-2008] »»»

I really enjoy reading about Declaration Of Independence,and the history of it.
Rev.H.L.Dickerson, Dermott Ar. 71638 50 yrs. old [05-15-2008]

I'd suggest you do some fact checking on the Trumbull painting. (See, for example, American Scripture, by Pauline Maier.)
anonymous [05-15-2008] »»»

i like FAT pieces of writing like the fat declaration of independence
Ryan Fat [05-15-2008]

to have facts listed so it is eazyer for resrechers
JACKIE, im 13 [05-15-2008] »»»

samuel adams had a lot coming to him
megan, elkton [05-15-2008] »»»

I think that this website is really great.
Mary [05-15-2008] »»»

I like thiswebsite am currently doing a research on american history for my rights of passge wish me luck.
tweety m, 5 th grader [05-15-2008]

Great for helping citizenship students visualize the Declaration of Independence and understand the concept of "document".
Consuelo Medina, Quincy, MA [05-15-2008]

mailk [05-14-2008]

wow
heyy [05-14-2008]

It could use more info
Megan [05-14-2008]

Yes
Wallace Verner Prescott-Junior, Brigham 64 [05-14-2008] »»»

Great site!
Vanda Cristina [05-14-2008] »»»

travis stearns [05-14-2008]

cool beans
jamie, age 11 [05-14-2008] »»»

Diana Settles Frank [05-13-2008] »»»

i am very proud of the work that my past relatives have put into making this beautiful country of ours free. if it weren't for them having a vision we wouldn't have been so lucky.
relative of THOMAS JEFFERSON AND JOSIAH BARTLETT, wallingford,ct [05-13-2008] »»»

Jourdan, charlotte [05-13-2008] »»»

awsome
desirea hemmer, perris ca 14 years of age [05-13-2008] »»»

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson
Peter Zuria [05-13-2008]

this is a great site
Boobiddy Sachmoe In The Face Of Your Mom [05-13-2008] »»»

Is there anything on the declartion of indepence that says inhumane animal slaughter is illegal?
Ashley [05-13-2008]

i think that this must have been around for a really long time and been threw so much changes!
kimberly annmarie alvarado [05-13-2008]

shalaunda [05-13-2008]

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Chris, 455555 [05-13-2008] »»»

Since watching John Adams on HBO,I have developed a great interest in our early American History.There is no better place to start then with The Declaration Of Independence.
anonymous [05-13-2008]

I like the Declaration because it is good for freedom
Gordy, Olympia [05-12-2008] »»»

It is now the year 2008, and I believe it is time to throw tea overboard. What say you my Sons of Librty?
Bradley Fox, Inside the Beltway [05-12-2008] »»»

anonymous, jile [05-12-2008] »»»

anonymous, lilly [05-12-2008] »»»

why wouldn't lemon juice damage the declaration?
mackenzie [05-12-2008]

jess [05-12-2008]

I think it's great to know who wrote The Declaration of Independance and how we can learn the background of all the presidents of the United States Of America.
Kim Gerwick, I'm 32 years old [05-12-2008] »»»

I enjoyed your site. It is important that people know about the history of their country.
Deanna Jewell [05-12-2008] »»»

where can i read the declaration of independence online
Shay [05-12-2008]

I nlove this website! This is great for my social studies report for half of my great!
anonymous, 9 [05-12-2008] »»»

How could a man of such great importance still not be given the respect and gratitude of a nation that does not appreciate the sacrifice that he and the other founding fathers eagerly laid down for each and every one of us. Why as children in school were we not told of his greatness, the gratitude that each of us should hold for such men. We are told that he was the second President, the first Vice President and so forth. I dare you to find a text book in America that illustrates the inport of this man, I dare you to find a professor or high school history teacher that understands the depth of the orchestration Mr. Adams had in molding and forming the freedoms that allow them to spew forth their hatred for this country at every chance they are able. This was a great man, with very few equals in the history of this or any other nation.
Chip, Western NY [05-12-2008] »»»

this site really helped me on my project!
quinn smith, 12 [05-12-2008] »»»

helped me a lot :)
anonymous [05-12-2008] »»»

you need more pictures of robert livingston for projects!
Makayla Duncan, rogers,ar [05-12-2008] »»»

who is john adams!
tiffany, winchester 10 [05-12-2008] »»»

I really really like this site it has a lot of great information!
anonymous [05-09-2008] »»»

I am totlaly into history!
Ashley, I am a history teachers dream come true! [05-09-2008] »»»

I am only here for a project
Cass [05-09-2008] »»»

this web site really helped me. i had to do an essay and a 3-d thingy and this information was very helpful! =)=)=)
deseray hendrix [05-09-2008]

I love you all and thank you for writeing the declartion
Michele [05-09-2008] »»»

You left John Quincy Adams off as a signee of the declaration of independence!
anonymous [05-09-2008] »»»

Donna [05-09-2008]

I love learning about the revoulutionary war and the reason why we have our independence form britin
jordan tumminello, Westland MI 48186 im 13 years old [05-08-2008]

your website is awsome
anonymous [05-08-2008]

i like this sight
anonymous [05-08-2008]

This sight really helps me with my project! Thank you for whoever made it!
crystal!!!, mississippi! [05-08-2008]

William Epstein [05-08-2008]

Wonderful site
Amanda Tolliver, Fairmont, wv 26554 [05-08-2008]

i find your information facinating and a great learning experience! thnx!
Temari Davids, age 15 [05-08-2008]

bryant, mulberry fl 17 [05-08-2008]

we are learninng this stuff in school, this website makes it more interesting. i use itfor research.
anonymous [05-07-2008]

I hate war so bad I want to end it myself!☺☻♥♦♣♠•◘○◙ ;♂♀♪♫☼►◄↕‼
Megan Coulombe, Brunsswick [05-07-2008] »»»

hi everyone
anonymous [05-07-2008]

hey peeps!
anonymous [05-07-2008] »»»

I am the great, great, great grandson of Robert Lee Morris, Pennsylavania Delegate, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Robert Scott Golden,, Live in Carmel, California, Age 45, No Children, Single [05-07-2008] »»»

i think it is great to know that even in history there was loyal trust-worthy people now than today it is hard 2 find people like that
cassandra, stockton:14 [05-07-2008] »»»

i thought your site was very educational and interesting to people of all ages! so bravo! to all of you!
holly [05-07-2008] »»»

lisa molokovisoloifertinaktifojrklasdkovicch [05-07-2008]

I liked your ste.
Pat Williams, None [05-06-2008]

I love reading about it its my favroit subject at school when I herd we were reading about this I was so exited to learn about it I started to get books from the Libery Its so intresting read about it during your free time
maria garcia [05-06-2008]

After watching the popular film 'National Treasure',i was fasinated by the declaraton of independence, so little is known or taught over here in the United Kingdom about the subject but i can now understand why all americans are so proud of their history.
Lisa Bedford, I livein staffordshire, england. I'm 30 yrs old and married to john bedford. [05-06-2008] »»»

i think the declaration of independenc is really cool i am learnig about it in school
kristina, 14 [05-06-2008]

sydney niegelheiser [05-06-2008]

the United States of America continues to be the greatest nation this world has ever know. May GOD continue to grant us HIS grace.
Linda Pintzuk [05-06-2008]

Alexis Gage, Im 9 years old and i would like to have a copy. [05-05-2008] »»»

i really like history
LANESTER1125 [05-05-2008] »»»

i think the declaration of independence is so cool
hanna mir [05-05-2008]

My father is a direct decendent of Edward Rutledge, and it has been rather interesting to read the historical data about him. You have done a great job of identifying the factual information on your site. I find it interesting to see that one of my sons looks much like his forebear. He hasn't seen this picture of Edward but will be surprised at the sameness of their features and build. Thanks much for a most enjoyable and interesting set of articles.
Kathy, Wisconsin Resident, have been to Middleton Place several times, the home of the first wife of Edward Rutledge, my father's grandfather immigrated to the US from England, his daughter (my father's aunt) often told me, as a child, to "hold your head high; you are a direct decendent of Queen Victoria." Another interesting fact about my family, but, alas, a genealogy gathered by an old relative has been long ago misplaced -- or never finished. [05-03-2008] »»»

i think the declaration of independance is awesome
abby, 89 years of age [05-03-2008]

God bless America
Marcos [05-03-2008]

i love to learn about history and would day wish to see the president of the united states and maybe see the white house and see all the rooms. thanks for listening have a good day. bye inarei
Inarei Pesina, Brownwood,Tx aqe16 Female [05-03-2008]

This website is very helpfull.
anonymous [05-02-2008] »»»

My Grandfather Lewis Sheats was a grandson to Robert Morris
Julia L. McLane, Born in Morristown New Jersey [05-02-2008] »»»

This Website is the coolest and I really love this kind of history
Air Man [05-02-2008] »»»

Brenda Miley [05-02-2008]

This website kicks butt. I enjoy using it, it helps me greatly, thanks again, Skyler!
Kellen Fernetti, 19 Years Old, Washington D.C. [05-02-2008] »»»

Harry L. Furrey, Cheyenne, Wyoming [05-02-2008]

It wasn't very helpful but still enough
A\ [05-02-2008] »»»

I watched the HBO movie about John Adams and found it very interesting. I canme to this site to see how acturate the movie was. I think more Americans should learn more about the United States of Americas history. This site is very informative.
Debra, Virginia [04-30-2008] »»»

Try to know what is your presentation Diagram about The Declaration of Independence.
Abul Khaer, Dhaka [04-30-2008] »»»

Nestor Martinez [04-30-2008] »»»

:] i love all yall guys :]
anonymous [04-30-2008]

the website was great and i am studying the Declaration of Indepednce so i learnad a lot thanks
Jasmine Ivy, Croft Middle School [04-30-2008] »»»

im only using this website because i have to for a major research paper, but its good for that kind of stuff.
you will never know, brighton, michigan [04-30-2008] »»»

im only using this website because i have to for a major research paper, but its good for that kind of stuff
you will never know, brighton, michigan [04-30-2008] »»»

Give more information!
anonymous [04-30-2008] »»»

It was great to have all this information at my fingertips, thanks
anonymous [04-30-2008]

Gail Cutter [04-30-2008]

When you first got your hands on the Declaration of Indepenence did you first try and figure out what it had said because of the fading?
Bradly Roan Eagle, 510 E. Jackson St. Rapid CIty, SD 57701 [04-30-2008]

I'm doing a research paper on the Declaration of Independence for World History and this site is the perfect site just for that topic.
Kristen Vaughn, 11 [04-30-2008] »»»

I am a direct decent of Steven Hopkins one of the signers of the Declaration. It always facinates me to read it and share it with my school age children. What a wonderful country we live in!
Lori Weitzmann [04-30-2008] »»»

I find the declaration of independence very interesting because it is the official document of wat makes American citizens free.
Kristen Vaughn, 11 years old,Davie, Fl. [04-30-2008]

It is pretty cool being able to learn more about my family history. I grew up being told that " you are an American princess, a daughter of the revolution Elbridge Gerry is your great great great .... Grandfather,on your grandfathers side. I never really thouht much about it up until now being a mother myself and understanding what family and family history mean. Now I understand more about my own grandfather and some of his accomplishements, Harvard, Mit, Leader of the Blue Angles, and why He is so proud of our country and to be a Gerry.
michelle, Tallahassee [04-30-2008] »»»

Direct relative of Elbridge Gerry.
michelle, Tallahassee [04-30-2008]

totally cool site dude!
Joel [04-28-2008] »»»

I am studying the years of the American Revolution at Northwestern University. This is a wonderful website... and as I learn more about the coming of America, I will share my thoughts with anyone interested here, in the days to come. I am currently reading Thomas Paine's "Common Sense."
Pat Edbrooke [04-28-2008] »»»

this is great for projects!
S.V., age- io [04-28-2008] »»»

it helped with homework
anonymous [04-28-2008] »»»

this is a great website
anonymous [04-28-2008] »»»

I was wondering why there were 56 signers of the Declaration. Why did some States have 9 while other had only 3 or even 2 (RI)? Do you know?
James Rankin, Brentwood, CA [04-26-2008] »»»

This thing is like awesome
anonymous [04-26-2008] »»»

Sometimes I get lost in the sites on the internet that involve history. Your site is so inlightening, informative, and fun to read. I am also a game show buff, like question and answer type shows. If a question triggers a thought I'll come to your web site and check it out. Thank You for sharing all your wonderful information from the past.
Sally A., San Jose, Ca (senior citizen) [04-26-2008] »»»

Jay Olson, Cheyenne, WY [04-26-2008] »»»

the di is a beautiful document, if i do say so my self
destinee [04-26-2008]

Im so glad that we life in a free country. If we did not have a free country our lives would be boring.
Shellby [04-26-2008]

Just watching the show "Are you smarter then a fifth grader ?" the million dollar question was..... How many men signed the declaration of independence? The answer 56 he said 52 but keep $500,000, so now we all know 56 is the answer. God Bless
Carol Burlington [04-25-2008] »»»

thanks for a great site
russell, naples,fl 54 years [04-25-2008]

awesome
Michael Lee Brown [04-25-2008] »»»

Zach [04-25-2008]

i would love to sign the declaration of ide
anonymous [04-25-2008]

i like it
Lonnie Day [04-24-2008] »»»

Ever since I was a little girl I was told that my great grandfather maybe ten times back signed the Declaration of Independence. I was told his name was William Floyd a farmer from New York. If it were not true I don't know how for so many years this name has stayed alive in our family. I am proud of this and have told teachers and anyone that will listen that this great man is related to me and I to him.
cheryl frank [04-24-2008] »»»

hi
anonymous [04-24-2008]

it told some good information got what i needed
jessica cruz, houston texas [04-24-2008]

Do to my my research I have found that William Williams,unlike your information did not vote in congress for the declaration. He was to late.
Gail Caruso [04-24-2008] »»»

god bless ya and keep you
liane, tredegar [04-24-2008]

I think that the Declaration of Independence is very interesting & I would like to learn more about it.!.....
Kristen Vaughn [04-24-2008]

I'm doing research paper. It's ( The Declaration of Independence ) is such an interesting document. It's influenced so many other countries and is so revolutionary.
cecilia, 10 [04-24-2008]

wut up?
valerie lopez [04-23-2008]

George Washington is a good leader and a good president.
Kayli Nguyen, 10 [04-23-2008] »»»

Now that I'm near retirement, I have time to spend studying all the details of our national history, rather than just memorizing dates and names for an exam.
Teresa Sturm, 61 [04-23-2008]

I just completed watching the movie "John Adams" on hbo and was fascinated. I don't remember American History being so interesting. How accurate are the accounts of the movie? It has given me a renewed interest in learning more about our Countrys history.
Tammy, 39 year old RN from North Carolina [04-23-2008]

To answer the question posed by Neil Eric Ochoco, the original text read, "life, liberty, and property" This part was, of course, changed.
Ms. Samantha Dodson, I am a student at Arkansas TECH University in Russellville, Arkansas [04-23-2008]

wonderful site : ]
jc damron, kenova west virginia 25530 13 [04-23-2008]

"Thank your Sons of Liberty"
Wherever they may be
forever true to thee,
God bless the Sons of Liberty.

Our country in her infancy
saw fit that they may lead
the charge for our autonomy.

So thanks must go their way
or freedom we may pay
more so in present day.

Joseph Vega, nyc [04-23-2008] »»»

I think that all the people to be rememberd are totally amazing!
Tiffany, Its so interesting! [04-22-2008] »»»

I was just wondering why the declaration has the line "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness". Is happiness something to be only pursued? Obviously I have seen the movie Pursuit of Happyness. Im also wondering why was the word "pursuit" attached to the word happiness.
Neil Eric Ochoco, 21, Bohol, Philippines [04-22-2008] »»»

I believe that a county founded on these events and the men who gave their lives to persue our independence would be embarrassed with the disreguard our county give this important document and the people, and the Lord who gave it to us....I wish we could get our country's respect back. I am for our country and it's founding documents and fathers.
Susane Spencer [04-22-2008] »»»

anonymous, john cena [04-22-2008]

Catherine A Leighton, Mankato 48 [04-21-2008]

if you see or know something wrong and have the ability to change it, you also have the responsibility to change it.
RICHARDSON, ff, ca [04-21-2008] »»»

I think the current Bush administration should be informed that we have a Declaration of Independence and they need to read it!
Karla [04-21-2008] »»»

I am the great great and so on reletive of Roger sherman..............My granfaather was named after him. Sherman Schwarz
Donna W. Davis, Sedona Arizona [04-21-2008] »»»

Utimately the people receive the government they deserve.
Michael Sherzan, age 56 West Des Moines Iowa [04-20-2008]

Were all of the signers of the Constitution or Bill of Rights Welch? Remembering: THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT
anonymous, Omaha, Ne [04-20-2008]

R. Elijah Everetts, 17 years old, Denver, CO [04-20-2008] »»»

Declaration of Independence ??? The Internet has several good sources of worthy historical facts on this issue. I.H.A. would do a great service to their young readers by ALSO including these "controversial" facts in their Declaration Guestbook Information;in hope that one day these young readers may play a key role in establishing the REAL "true" facts of THOMAS PAINE;who more then any other Founding Father, was the "ESSENCE" of The Declaration
maga, 45 [04-20-2008] »»»

Awesome site!
Gail Welp [04-20-2008] »»»

I think this is a wonderful decllaration that respects human rights and our government is not living up to it today. They are not living u to it because they are allowing abortion, the death penalty, gay marriage, and more. What doesn't make sense to me is that we send a football player to jail because of dogfighting, yet we allow abortion, ifc wrestling, etc.
Kevin [04-20-2008] »»»

hey
casey clemons, no [04-18-2008] »»»

My GrandFather ( Frederick Deering Bartlett)is my Mother"s Father ( Ellen Lithgow Bartlett) and Josiah Bartlett is our Ancestor. Please E-Mail me back. Thankyou, Carol Jean Bodmer
Carol Jean Bodmer, Baltimore, 57yrs. [04-18-2008] »»»

Why have the organizers of this website excluded "controversial" facts in THOMAS PAINE'S role in the REAL formation of The Declaration of Independence ??? The Internet has several good sources of worthy historical facts on this issue. I.H.A. would do a great service to their young readers by ALSO including these "controversial" facts in their Declaration Guestbook Information;in hope that one day these young readers may play a key role in establishing the REAL "true" facts of THOMAS PAINE;who more then any other Founding Father, was the "ESSENCE" of The Declaration of Independence.
TRUTH SEEKER, "we live to improve or we live in vain" thomas paine [04-18-2008]
[We have an entire section devoted to Thomas Paine here -Webmaster]

William Whipple is my fifth great uncle and a signer of the Declaration of Independence
juanita fox, higgins lake michigan [04-18-2008] »»»

i think the the declaration is very important because for one many important people signed it so it must be important and its part of the united state of america rights which is the liberty
tyquaia, im 11 [04-18-2008]

ciara, tucson ariona [04-18-2008] »»»

As an American I am moved every single time I read this document. It is a very powerful document that I think should move every american that reads it.
William Hunt [04-17-2008]

I think you guys should put just a littel more info because im doin a report on john jay and more of the info would help just a little anyway it is a good site
stephanie, 14 years old [04-17-2008] »»»

hibaaq cusmaan [04-17-2008] »»»

hey how are you doing
MR NOAH, hey [04-16-2008] »»»

he was a clean men and i was his fan
DANISHA STINES, how old he was when he died [04-16-2008] »»»

dana, jenison 11 [04-16-2008] »»»

My first visit to the site was inpressive. I will visit again to gain more knowledge of the founding of the USA and about its founding fathers. I have read somewhere about what happened to each of the signers of the Declaration of Independence but did not see that info on your site. Could it become a part in the future because I think it will add to the knowledge of what these people sacrificed to help establish this great country.
Joe Morgan, Laurel, MS [04-16-2008] »»»

Nice site. Enjoyed visiting.
dexter, Montreal, Canada [04-16-2008]

I need your help. We have a passed down, from generation to generation copy of the Decloration of Independence that we want to get authenticated. Short of making a trip to Washington D.C. does anyone have a suggestion? The date of birth of the last Livingston in our tree was 1903. The claim has been passed down as coming west in a covered wagon by Charles Livingston, a direct decent from Robert Livingston, whom somehow was related to Philip livingston one of the signers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Peggy Karraker, 5555 N. Pecos B Denver, Co. 80221 [04-16-2008] »»»

Like the format. Gives good starting points to learn more about the important time of our country's history.
Jeff Entwistle, Mt. Lauel, NJ [04-16-2008] »»»

KRYSTAL [04-16-2008]

you're awesome!
nikki, danity kane [04-16-2008]

good
brit, hi [04-16-2008]

This page is all lies dont read it.
anonymous, john hancock was a fat man. [04-16-2008] »»»

hyaaa we are bord in english i have to do an essay on the death of a sales man witch is base upobn the american dream withch is base upon the declation of independence n i loove carl lol
danielle and christy, stoke [04-16-2008]

Is this all real?
K.Welch, Chicago, Illinois [04-16-2008] »»»

i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove him
sara, sara and ashley speakin we love tommy j! [04-16-2008]

Michael Auderer, My (7 greats) grandfather was Abraham clark. I am 11 [04-16-2008]

I think it is great that we still have items and things and places of history it is very neat to go to places and see a lot of history in our time today it is very neat! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Olivia L. Kerouac, 10 [04-14-2008] »»»

anonymous, 10 [04-14-2008] »»»

I thought only a few people signed the Declaration of Independence but this site says a lot of people did.
Elizabeth Lexie, Middletown, 15, [04-14-2008]

No can other were so powerful that shange us what God can do and make us new man and new creatorer in the Spirit and heavenly mind, so leap for joy and find more of joy and power and go an and help the sinners to Jesus,pray for blesed revivals soon,thanks and bless and hope,keijo sweden
keijo, södertälje [04-14-2008] »»»

James MAdison died on my birthday.
Nellie [04-14-2008]

kendal, A.L springvill [04-13-2008] »»»

I'm related to Richard Henry Lee and Edward Rutledge
anonymous [04-12-2008] »»»

the best sit ever
kolby, al [04-12-2008] »»»

Leo, accounting student [04-11-2008]

Kayla [04-11-2008]

yay! Patrick Henry I love your line " give me liberty or give death"
charley [04-11-2008] »»»

thanks for having this web site
najha sealy, nothing [04-11-2008]

this is kool
geto fabulas, tacoma WA. [04-11-2008]

i'm doing a powerpiont presentation on the Declaration of Independence, and your information was very helpful.
Leigha, Cullman, AL [04-11-2008]

I think you have done a beautiful job in puting this together. Cheryl York I would like to hear from you soon. How are you? Shirley Williams
Shirley Williams [04-11-2008] »»»

a person is a person now were is john adams
person, john adams is a person who died [04-11-2008]

this website gives a lot of information about the declaration. i just started being intrested in learning about the decloration when i saw the movie, "national treasure" and wanted to know if there really was a hidden message.
anonymous, age: 12 [04-10-2008] »»»

the declaration is the best thing i've ever learned...
Amanda, 12 years old, Milwaukee [04-10-2008] »»»

help me
anonymous [04-10-2008] »»»

in school i have to talk about him!
anonymous [04-10-2008] »»»

hi there is it true that there are letters on the declarartion that mean something like in the movie national treasure and also is there a real buried tresure beneath the wall at the church in washington dc
jay larimer, shellsburg 16 6-21-19991 [04-10-2008]

yo! you sweet!
anonymous [04-09-2008] »»»

hi!
amanda overmyer [04-09-2008] »»»

I love the declaration of independence
Brittany [04-09-2008]

gary sturrock [04-09-2008] »»»

i think that yall can give us more information then that little bite but other than that i like this web site by najha sealy,11 years
najha sealy, is there any more information about john penn an also thomas heyward jr. [04-09-2008] »»»

Jocelyn, 18 years old [04-08-2008]

Thank you, for giving me the opportunity to benifit from the interest of such a website. There are many ways to express the gifts given from our, once in a life-time gifted, Masters of Freedom. It is easy to say, Democracy Works;Every Day. And, with so much sacrifice: Trust,Priciples and Integrity, one hopes that it should be present in mind and represented in deed,always.
anonymous [04-08-2008]

this is a awsome site to visit but if anythingyou should make the document larger when you print it out!
anonymous [04-08-2008] »»»

I think it would be cool to see it. My friend Allysa Biondo has a copy of it. The first line in it is We rhe people
olivia, Declaration of independence [04-08-2008] »»»

I have always admired John Adams. His love for was amazing. His integrety and honesty was unshakeable, his faith in GOD and his country Unmovable. Too bad that today's politician will not use John Adams as a role model...He is before my eyes and without a doubt a HERO.
Maria Walker, Boston, MA [04-08-2008]

it rocks it is soooo cool and i wish i could have been there to see it it is so old
halle [04-08-2008] »»»

Great site!
Jessi Williams, Callahan Florida [04-07-2008]

Robert Purcell, Thousand Oaks, Ca [04-06-2008] »»»

I liked reading about John Hancock and The Declaration of Independence. Thank you for a great website.
Mitchell, 5 years [04-06-2008] »»»

Amazing how many of the reasons given are similar to GWBush policies. Posit Comitatus? Sending mercenaries to war? Depriving assent to laws on freedom to be naturalized?
anonymous [04-05-2008] »»»

I would like to know from this excellent web site,if our great founding father Thomas Paine, was the REAL author of the Decleration of Independence instead of Thomas Jefferson ?
Steve Kotzias [04-05-2008] »»»

Greg Arcangeli [04-05-2008]

I think the Declaration of independence is cool and we would not be where we are today if it was not created.
sarah, 15 [04-05-2008] »»»

This is a good site.But why are the Halifax Resolves not mentioned.As this was the first official action by any of the 13 colonies.Calling for independence.And what about the Biennial Act.North Carolina played an important part in the effort to make these United Colonies.Come together.Both are the steping stones to independence.
dennis, Eastern North Carolina [04-05-2008] »»»

watz up
mahogany, camden nj [04-05-2008]

I think the Declaration is so interesting!Kids my age think it's boring, but it's really facinating! You have a great website!
Katie, age-11 [04-04-2008] »»»

Ruth [04-04-2008]

Thanks for changing the world!
Henrique, from Portugal [04-04-2008] »»»

this is a very good web site
masha, i am 16 [04-04-2008] »»»

Humberto [04-04-2008] »»»

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dianacarr [04-04-2008] »»»

this help a lot
David, Chattanooga,TN,15, [04-04-2008] »»»

what a shame that our country has tried to get a way from our national heritage. this country was built on integrity and honesty, and where is it in today's society.
lebron durham, fort oglethorpe georgia [04-04-2008]

excellent
anonymous [04-04-2008]

cristal, b/ [04-04-2008] »»»

Jake Kroger [04-04-2008]

very nice, website you got yourselfs
anonymous, 10,10 [04-04-2008]

I love visiting u.s.history.org because it is the most informative history site than any other that I have visited.
William Hunt [04-04-2008] »»»

Hello my name is robert i love these books
Robert [04-04-2008] »»»

this site will give you lots of info.. and a good look at history.
britney howard [04-04-2008] »»»

This is a very informative historical website! Thank you for the clear min-biographies of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It is a big help for my history project.
anonymous [04-04-2008]

James [04-04-2008] »»»

Shelby, Kansas [04-04-2008]

I like how it says we are free and independent, also how it changed America a lot then before in the 1770's.
Cornelia Campa, pueblo west [04-02-2008] »»»

Daniel Hoban, age 10/24/1945 [04-02-2008] »»»

hi
kaylla [04-02-2008] »»»

i think its cool that u have the singers name of the declaration!
anonymous [04-02-2008] »»»

i have really began to learn a lot about the declaration of independence. Its very interesting
Chandra [04-02-2008]

Great website. Just what i need for my project! Thank you so much!
Madison [04-01-2008] »»»

Kevin Houston, Culpeper Va [04-01-2008]

They did what was right and what needed to be done, seems not much has changed here. I love American history, the culture and way of life.
K Smith, 38 years old from Manchester, England. [04-01-2008] »»»

Kayla [04-01-2008] »»»

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michelle and izzy, new jersey [04-01-2008]

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