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I have learned more things since i have been reading on this website. I am a student and i have been to many websites but not one that is detailed as this one.
Donzell Nuckles [10-30-2011] »»»

I am thinking the original Declaratino of Independence might be housed on Mount Rushmore in the cave behind Thomas Jefferson.
anonymous, texas [10-30-2011] »»»

NICOLE MASON, manassas va [10-28-2011] »»»

I really like this website ! I am a student and i have used this website MANY of times ! And i wanted to let yall know this website is the best when it come to Social Studies
Mckenzie, Greenbrier [10-26-2011] »»»

it is hard for me to understand all the contients, but it is awesome we are still going by them
Devan Story, Murfreesboro TN, age 18 [10-26-2011] »»»

you need to add more information, especially if a kid is writing a report your website kind of sucks.(sorry but that is how I feel and you wanted imput,so I gave it to you):(
rachel, 13 years old Virginia [10-26-2011] »»»

i think this stuff isnt true
carly, 24 [10-26-2011] »»»

It is a document of such thunderous ideas and light eloquence that I feel you can not call yourself an American without reading it. Unless you are a Native of America, but I would still highly recommend it.
John Rosselli, San Diego [10-26-2011]

Not bad, maybe little more on the rough draft.
John [10-26-2011] »»»

anonymous, This website is terrible . But this guestbook is cool . (: [10-26-2011]

ivy [10-25-2011]

wilbur [10-25-2011] »»»

If I could have read his signature I would have studied our democracy more.
Don Hall, 65 yr old minister [10-25-2011] »»»

you have a really good sight but i think you need alittle more info on the declaration of independence
kyle [10-25-2011] »»»

i really like the info abt th4e declaration here ty....
travis hogge [10-25-2011]

needs more information
rachel, virginia 13 years old [10-24-2011]

You speak of Dr. Benjamin Rush’s education as well as his influence on and his advocating of education to others. That’s great, but why not in the name of everything civil and decent talk of his obvious specifications of that education? He wrote an open letter on March 28, 1787, “To the citizens of Philadelphia: A Plan for Free Schools” stating this: "Let the carefully instructed in the principles and obligations of the Christian religion. This is the most essential part of education. The great enemy of the salvation of man, in my opinion, never invented a more effectual means of extirpating Christianity from the world than by persuading mankind that it was improper to read the Bible at schools." And followed that with, "The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty." You do history and this great nation a grave injustice by leaving this important aspect out of Dr. Rush’s life. Shame on for not including this.
Cary, Stafford, VA [10-24-2011] »»»

The unedited quotation from Benjamin Rush is "SECONDLY, Let the children who are sent to those schools be taught to read and write the English and (when required by their parents) the German language. Let the girls be instructed in needlework, knitting, and spinning, as well as in the branches of literature that have been mentioned. Above all, let both sexes be carefully instructed in the principles and obligations of the Christian religion. This is the most essential part of education — this will make them dutiful children, teachable scholars, and, afterwards, good apprentices, good husbands, good wives, honest mechanics, industrious farmers, peaceable sailors, and, in everything that relates to this country, good citizens."

I am delighted and honored to sign your guest book. RSVP: name above, Post Office Box 52225, Knoxville, TN 37950-2225, Posted: 10-21-2011 Your site is one of the few I have found a printable cy. of the D.O.I. and the C.O.T.U.S. Sugg: Simple 2 to 4 line summary/analysis/chronology of the Federalist Papers and the Articles of Confederation would be very helpful for teaching. I MUST give a breakdown of these for audience of 2,000 + patriots this weekend and two wks. from now. Dr. Hanna, Posted 10-21-2011 God speek and help save our Republic. Federalist P
Hon. Dr. Harlan A. Hanna, Ph.D., Great site--thrilled I found it. Very few sites I have found with printable D.O.I. and C.O.T.U.S., et. al.; Caus., Major research and medical scientist. Oak Ridge Nat'l. Lab. and Grad. Sch. of Med. at U. Tenn. [10-24-2011] »»»

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$kyler $id $edhertidy, 12505 West Central Avenue,Berkey,OH. [10-24-2011]

good site thx for the info
my project stinks [10-24-2011] »»»

thanks i have a 90 in history!im an artist
anonymous [10-21-2011] »»»

Was very helpful info.
Timothea, 17 [10-21-2011] »»»

Angie Fields [10-21-2011] »»»

I likes this site! :)
XxXkendraXxX, fayettville,AR [10-21-2011]

thank you for all the information it helped me on my resurch project.
clorissa perkins, 17, princeton tx [10-21-2011] »»»

I'd just like to give a big shout out to my BF Darrel Thompson! I love u sugar dumplin' :)
Lola, love pickles, Tim Migraw, and thong underwear [10-19-2011]

anonymous, bpt [10-19-2011] »»»

Very nice site. Regards
Market, Poland [10-19-2011]

Andrew [10-19-2011] »»»

Thanks for letting me sign the guest book ! xddddddd
Brooke Bernhardt, 66861 [10-18-2011]

chloe [10-18-2011]

I would like to learn about the DOI
Skyler K. Horak, I live in Berkey,OH. [10-18-2011]

i think it is just interesting learning bout the declaration because i am learning bout in mr westbrooks class in the 8th grade
Anna Rich, 10-17-11 8th grade ohio [10-18-2011]

thats preety ironic that thomas jefferson and sam adams died on the same day
alex toland [10-18-2011] »»»

its kind of boring this is for nerds
bob, this is so boring [10-18-2011] »»»

i was here! o, and independence is pretty rockin'!
Bryan [10-18-2011] »»»

adam lark, 5307 st rt 853 [10-18-2011] »»»

James Dezauche, Mobile, AL 36693 Age 86 [10-18-2011]

Jasmine, 14 [10-18-2011]

i have kept a copy of the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE... for along time..i do not know where it came from but was found with THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN..BOOK WAS WRITTEN IN 1888.. THE COPY IS VERY OLD
gary, hope mills n.c. age 67 [10-18-2011] »»»

School project
Maria [10-18-2011] »»»

I think the Decloration of Independence was a great idea and has many great aspects.
anonymous [10-18-2011] »»»

Bonnie Ransonette, Working on a History Major [10-18-2011] »»»

The Declaration is A-mazing!
Allison [10-16-2011]

Charlotte Smith, Baton Rouge [10-16-2011] »»»

The information here is great! I never knew that there was so much to know about the Declaration of Independance! :D
Katrina, 16 [10-16-2011]

i have heard that the original(first print) is missing and it makes me wonder if it could have been passed down by some of the known freemasons and possibly be in the time capsule located in denver int. airport visibly signed with the mark of the masons....???? what ya think
ty [10-13-2011] »»»

It has been told by an investigative group that the original Declaration has been missing for over a 100 years! And that it also had a hand print on the back that no one ever knew who's hand print print it was!
Wildon Eller [10-13-2011]

pomo [10-12-2011]

Najuma Smih-Cunningham [10-12-2011] »»»

Lexi Rute, i am 13 years old [10-12-2011] »»»

occupy wall street
~V~, Reality [10-11-2011] »»»

gustavo gonzalez [10-11-2011] »»»

krystal brown [10-11-2011] »»»

As I was pulling up all these great men who took a stand when all odds were against them, when their integrety ment something, when the cause was just and they were willing to sacrifice all they had, I find an ad for Barack Obama, one who is out to destroy the Constitution as we know it. What a shame and he is asking for others to sign on with him to complete the task over the next four years. Please do not do this for the sake of ALL those who have died protecting the Nation and what it stands for.
John Gondeck, Denton, 65 [10-11-2011] »»»

end the fed
Mark DeMonaco, Roseville, MI. 48066 [10-11-2011] online school told me to do this....*facepalm*
Sabrina [10-11-2011] »»»

Adriana Madeira [10-08-2011] »»»

hi im bored
austine [10-07-2011]

bobby tommy, 24 [10-07-2011] »»»

This is awesome
Chumley Wayne [10-07-2011] »»»

i love history, best history teacher i have ever had is mr.lonnie vann! im an and 8th grader this year at lms:):):)!<3
jessica shoupes, lafollette tennessee [10-07-2011]

this site really helped me a lot.....thanks guys ;)
shraddha, mumbai [10-07-2011] »»»

anonymous [10-06-2011] »»»

ahahahaha, I thought it was hilarious how they had a section about what was on the back, all because of national treasure.
Amelia [10-05-2011]

i love history
Danielle Widakaa, media [10-04-2011] »»»

this is a good website to go on when you are doing your D.C. paperwork
Tennell [10-04-2011] »»»

When we study this i thought to my self we would have some of the freedom we have if it wasnt from thomas jeffrson and all of the other significant pepole of history.
Shaneika, Im from Forsyth Ga, Im 16, & I attend Monroe County Achievement Center [10-03-2011] »»»

hannah sprague [10-03-2011] »»»

"We the People" - in Winter Garden, Fl, Thank You Thomas Jefferson and the Lord God in giving you "The Declaration of Independence". We Dennis and Karen thank you so much.
Dennis & Karen Phipps, Winter Garden, Florida (65yrs) [10-03-2011] »»»

Samantha, i live in augusta kansas, im 17, and i love to ride horses [09-30-2011] »»»

A very informative and well-described review of our American history. Very helpful.
Mina, Texas, USA [09-30-2011] »»»

"We the people" - always has been, is today, and always will be. It gets lost every now & then, but surfaces when it counts. Our ace-up-the-sleeve, our foundation, our heritage.
j d kirts, Hoosier, Purdue grad, Vietnam veteran, retired [09-30-2011]

I'm doing this for a History paper and this website really helped!
Peter, md [09-30-2011] »»»

When looking at the intent of the Declaration of Independence it is easy to see that as a whole the thirteen colonies plainly wanted freedom. They were tired of the British Parliament,and the complete and unjust rule over the colonies. They wanted to be able to have certain freedoms and do things for themselves without the control of King George III. Among these things were trade within other bodies beside Great Britain, and a understanding, organized, and just style of government. As far as the meaning of the Declaration of Independence. It was derived from the idea that not one man should hold all power. That in each colony power would be divided equally within several bodies of government,and decisions would be made in groups known as congress instead of by one man as was done by the British Parliament. When appreciating the importance of the Declaration of Independence one must look at the ideals set forward by our forefathers. That all men would be created equal and each colony would hold power in its own jurisdiction. These ideals set forth the government we now know today as democracy and without this rebellion we may have still been under British rule until today's present time.
Jacob [09-30-2011] »»»

Tennell, tennell1965@hotmail.xom [09-29-2011] »»»

Jamie Haas [09-29-2011] »»»

I think that the Declaration was a very important part of our history and i'm glad that our forfother came to the thought of making this and making this apart of our history so that the people that came behind them would know what they stood for and what this country meant to them.........Thank you so much
Darius, Miami Florida, 33167 [09-29-2011] »»»

I am only doing this for a history project, but it's kind of cool. Hey Sherah saw what you wrote. Ha ha. Our teacher is SOOOOOOO MEAN;)
Natalie Bieber [09-29-2011]

did you guys realize this only applies to thirteen states?
anonymous [09-29-2011]

Absolutely excellent site. Thank you so much for the effort you have made in allowing this information to be so easily accessible. We're making a time line, and your site is so informative and well organized.
Toni Tidwell [09-29-2011] »»»

I will never study this document without a lump in my throat and gratitude to those who penned it.
Gaylen J. Mast, Volunteer teaching U.S. History to high school aged children of missionaries in Southeast Asia [09-29-2011] »»»

this website is boring really boring
anonymous [09-29-2011] »»»

why did yalldo that
xyenna stiles [09-26-2011]

My history teacher made me go on this site to do homework hahaha
Sherah Grissom [09-26-2011] »»»

It is really helpful
Lizbeth Hurtado [09-26-2011] »»»

Cool website,have to use it for my history homework
RANDOMPERSON, D-town! [09-26-2011] »»»

I didn't realize how unfair and cruel Britain was for this Declaration to have been passed. It just goes to show with power comes greed, war and intolerable acts which brings much hardship.
Porsche, Denver, Colorado [09-26-2011] »»»

No wa....kool xD
Da Oscar =D, wow [09-26-2011] »»»

Nicole rangel, Loving, Nm [09-26-2011] »»»

this is ok
Ian [09-26-2011] »»»

I just found out recently that Richard Stockton who signed the Declaraion is an ancestor of mine. I am thrilled!
Kim [09-25-2011] »»»

Fabulous web page!
Emma Black [09-25-2011]

thank you i was able to find out some information on my grandfather Richard Stockton
Jimmi Evey, oklahoma city, oklahoma [09-25-2011] »»»

that king was an a**hole
Rob, Ontario canada [09-25-2011] »»»

John adams is my great great uncle.
joel joffee, marquette mi [09-25-2011] »»»

Excellant web site, thank you
Peter M Baczewski, Pennsauken, NJ, Land of the Free [09-25-2011] »»»

I am a social studies teacher, and I love this web site. I use it to teach my students the importance of the Declaration of Independence.
Ivy Amoakohene-Meighan [09-25-2011]

The Declaration of Independence plays a very important roll in history for mankind.I also can to this site for a school assignment.
april, illinois [09-22-2011] »»»

JAMES CALVIN SMITH, Pittsburgh [09-22-2011]

Melainie, 19 from perris california [09-21-2011] »»»

I was told by my Grandparents many years ago that my family is descended from John Witherspoon. One of my Aunts has Witherspoon as here middle name.
anonymous, Rigaud, Quebec [09-21-2011] »»»

Raychell H. [09-21-2011]

I recently discovered that I am a 9th generation relative to THOMAS NELSON, grandmother was Ruth NELSON and was 7th Generation. I would like chronological info from Thomas Nelson, Jr. to Ruth Nelson...Ruth born in KY in 1880's and lived in Nelson County KY most of her life (County named after Thomas Nelson by Mr. BARD which BARDSTOWN was named after. Any info appreciated...Bob
Robert Kenneth WHITAKER, Age 70, Louisville Ky [09-20-2011] »»»

I am pretty proud to be an American for the fact that the brave men in the past went against the British government and won! The Declaration of Independence is a representation of that.
Dominique, Pennsylvania [09-20-2011]

Can anyone tell me who the delegate from Deleware is with the scarf / bandana tied around his head, in the HBO mini series JOHN ADAMS? THANK YOU
sherry ann allen, John Adams HBO Mini series [09-19-2011] »»»

Richard Ames [09-17-2011]

love the information found on this Declaration Guestbook.
Tofinuu, american samoa [09-16-2011] »»»

WWesley Loggins [09-16-2011]

It brings tears to my eyes every time. I don't know how people get through reading it aloud. I'm 73.
Eloise Burke, Charlotte, NC [09-16-2011] »»»

April dominguez [09-16-2011]

The Declaration of Independence intent was about the rights and how they did not want Britain to have control. The meaning was about independence, peace, they wanted to start over the colonists wanted their rights, they wanted to stop dictatorship the importance the colonists wanted their freedom, they wanted it to be a known fact that the creator created all man equal, and they are entitled to their own rights, they wanted war to end, and they wanted to embrace their freedom.
Dominique Henry [09-16-2011] »»»

Caesar Rodney is my ancestor, and I am so proud to learn more about his life. Another ancestor, Joshua Gordon Brinckle, presented a speech of thanks to General Lafayette on October 6, 1824, expressing gratitude for the support of France in turning the tide of the Revolutionary War. Thank you for a wonderful website on the formation of our American nation. This is what makes the internet the treasure that it can be.
Julia Moncure Brinckloe, Descendant of Carsar Rodney [09-16-2011] »»»

This king sounds like a retard and i wouldnt want his fam 2 rule anymore
Samaria Rhodes, Raleigh, 13 [09-14-2011]

I loved it. More people should check this out..
Heather, Gallipolis Ohio [09-14-2011] [09-14-2011] »»»

Taya Kelly, Bolton Ms,39041 [09-14-2011] »»»

Crystal Anderson, Anderson [09-12-2011] »»»

Representin' that 1st amendment out here in Austin, Texas!
Matt Kida [09-08-2011]

really interesting readings......>>
christy loera, 18 [09-08-2011]

This is my first time to see who signed the Decloration of Independence
markis [09-07-2011] »»»

I was recently in a debate over the issue of if voting "matters or not" in America, which I seemed to stand alone, beause either people were unaware and unlearned, or so filled conspiracy theories I wanted to choke. To think we have degressed as a nation so far that we don't even believe that "We, The People..." exist anymore. I had came to the site today to revisit the precious Declaration of Independence, our founding fathers who wrote it, and who died for it, so I and others could be free. It makes me wonder why so many today talk about how we have sunk to "absolute despotism", and are powerless to change it, when in fact all we have to do, as a nation, is vote. Thank you for your site and the hard work you all have done to create it. You can be sure I will be here often to visit it, and use your work in my drive to bring people back to duty, honor, and patriotism. Paul Gilmore
Paul Gilmore, Leavenworth Kansas [09-07-2011] »»»

Rupinder Kaur, Lathrop [09-05-2011]

I visited this site doing an assingnment I had for school. I think that the Declaration of Independence is a good history and it takes back way before anyones times and its good to know a little bit were we come from or how it started.
Siona N Oats, Hawaii [09-05-2011] »»»

A little light reading perhaps? At first it will invigorate u. After the first few minutes it will anger u that we have strayed so far. Then if you continue through all the amendments surely you will fall asleep... nighty night
Bill Shriner [09-05-2011]

well i love it
anonymous [09-05-2011] »»»

This document changed the history forever. I support it to 100%
Stefan Lorentzson, Gothenburg, Sweden [09-05-2011] »»»

Very interesting piece of history!
Larry E House SR, Miramar,florida [09-05-2011]

I have always enjoyed American History. There is no better time than now to review what got us started. Never liked socialism ro communism. I'm a patriot and will always be one!
Gregory C. Porter, Merced, California, 59 [09-03-2011] »»»

It's interesting to read again the declaration where it states that if at any time the people see that the government is abusing the people and the land, the people have the right to remove those from government and form new legislation
Darlene [09-03-2011] »»»

Great thoughts and information you have given to me. Very interesting things i've read about this.
Tamyra William [09-02-2011] »»»

It was interesting reading about what our forfathers have written and made the U.S. what it is today especially our freedom and equality.
Falisha Ganpat [09-01-2011] »»»

LEILA HART, this site really helps me with homework! [09-01-2011] »»»

We are so fortunate to be living in the United States of America, and we can proud of our forefathers who we have to credit for the freedom that we now have and should be proud.
Bill Williams, Los Gatos, Calif. 95032 Age 77 [08-31-2011] »»»

This is so interesting to see and to see the rough draft and know that people back then did the same things that we do today and that even the presidents have made mistakes and I love to learn about what happened back then!
Jennacy [08-30-2011] »»»

god bless america!
BARBARA, panana city, fl (born in baltimore,md) [08-29-2011] »»»

Harold Velez, Slidell, 49 years old [08-29-2011] »»»

Dennis Mark Harrison Sr., Lancaster Ca 93535 [08-29-2011] »»»

I have copies of the Declaration of Independence, that were reproduced for the Bicentennial.I just love referring back to the "Declaration" from time to time. I think to myself ... Is this document lies the birth of one of the greatest nations!
Joel Beck, Milwaukee, WI. [08-29-2011]

Remember that freedom is not free...all throughout American history someone has given their life for our freedoms. How blessed we are to live in the USA!
Glynnita, Fort Lewis, Washington [08-29-2011]

I am trying to find my family tree. Oliver Wolcott was my 7 great grandfather, but came through several women. I need some help :)
Nelson Brentlinger, Brentlinger [08-29-2011] »»»

It’s hard to get authentic information on the web that is untainted with political rhetoric. What I read here seems to fulfill my needs. Thank you.
M. Voight Wood, Boonville, Ny... 59 years young [08-29-2011] »»»

brittney [08-25-2011] »»»

jusury [08-24-2011]

Ashley Presas, San Antonio, TX [08-24-2011] »»»

I have been told that William Floyed is an ancester of mine. Perhaps through the Weymouth or John Howland line. Trying to get more information. Carl.
Carl A BLoom [08-23-2011] »»»

How many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence had their lives or property taken from them by the Bristish because of their patriotic stand?
Michael Hampton [08-23-2011]

brittany johnson, i live in kentucky [08-22-2011] »»»

I was catching up on history been awhile since I read it I think history has a way to repeat it self This a great site for info
anonymous, Texas [08-22-2011] »»»

This was inspiring to read, I am blessed to be an American, i'm very thankful that we have our freedom
Dominique Henry [08-22-2011] »»»

A very interesting story every time i read it.
Michelle [08-22-2011] »»»

Caryl G. Slack [08-22-2011] »»»

The Declaration of Independence was a huge step up in America history.
zack bryant [08-20-2011] »»»

the declaration of independence is very interesting
zach, winnsboro tx [08-18-2011] »»»

Kellie Garrett, North Carolina 30yrs old [08-17-2011] »»»

I am a descendant of Samuel Huntington. I would very much like as much information re: S. Huntington as possible. Thank you: Lynn Natale
Lynn J. Natale [08-17-2011] »»»

The declaration was for the people and for government to think about rights for the people and for the country. We should also thank the early settlers for this ecaration.
Tracie Rettig [08-17-2011] »»»

Devon [08-17-2011] »»»

travis [08-16-2011] »»»

anonymous [08-15-2011]

Robert Bennecoff [08-14-2011] »»»

This is the most important piece of paper in the world . It stands for FREEDOM for ALL
Debbie Beasley, North Carolina [08-14-2011] »»»

donna roberts, thomasville ga [08-12-2011] »»»

I think majority of our people's representatives should take some time to read this document and learn they are there for the PEOPLE!
Edward Rogers, Syracuse, NY [08-13-2011]

Once a month we, the Tea Party, has a Constitutional meeting in Beaumont, Texas.
Ken Green, Kirbyville, Texas [08-09-2011]

very thought provoking. I was so impressed with this document that I read it publicly on the 4th of July 2010 at Metamora In festival. I read it 4 times at noon, 2 o'clock, 4 o'clock and 8 pm. I wanted to do it again in 2011 in costume so I had a colonial man's costume made and read it again this year. I was also invited to read it for our retirement group lunch. I hope there are more requests to follow. If you know of some group in the vicinity of Indianapolis I would be glad to do it. No charge. Maybe a donation if travel is involved
Frank Collier, 78 yr old [08-09-2011]

Kelsey [08-08-2011] »»»

Who Replaced John Dickinson signature? On the Declaration of Independence.
Rick Hundley, age :58 zip 93643 [08-05-2011]

Dickinson did not sign the Declaration.

Laci Gregoroff [08-04-2011] »»»

Amazing document!
Fred Dadds, age: 61 [08-04-2011]

Congratulations for the website!
REFormas, Madrid [08-04-2011]

I love this website. it educates my daughter and helps her with book reports.
anonymous [08-03-2011]

As Pres. of Hist. Morrisville Soc, which owns Summerseat, only house in America owned by two signers of both the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitutuion, Robert Morris and George Clymer, this is a great find. We can use this site to help with student tour groups. I just found this site. It is fantastic.
Sharon Hughes, Pres. of Historis Morrisville Soc, which owns Summerseat [08-02-2011]

Good site.I have paper given to me from my mother a few years back,looks like same. Was bought at an auction.It was in awooden frame with a Dr.s college diploma from 1800s.Wooden frame had thin sliver of wood for backing. frame is an old green color around edges.Any idea how i can find out if it is one of origional or not? The frame has the glass also.Will keep reading thoughts and ides!
anonymous, 48 years of age. [08-02-2011] »»»

Click here for guidance

Fawn Glass, La Mesa, Ca. 91941 [08-01-2011] »»»

I liked the site. It made history come alive for me
Tylah Gantt [08-01-2011] »»»

The President serves at the Pleasure of the King.
A Brouse, A Message from Your King [07-30-2011]

just checking things out studying to be a criminal justice lawyer through everst.
kathleen beaty, belding,mi,48809 [07-30-2011] »»»

My Great Grandfather, was the 29th signer of the Decloration of Independance.
JAMES SMITH, Lawrence Pennsylvania [07-29-2011] »»»

I throughly enjoyed this site. So many young people do not know enough about our history and what made this country great. Our forefather left us with a great framwork and Its a shame we have done much to improve it.I think this site is very imformitive and helpful.It definatly makes it clear that this country started off with people who belived in our rights and freedom for all. Its a shame to think how they would feel right now considering America is slowly abolishing thier rights and fredom they fought so hard for, just so we do not offend any persons that do not belive we should have freedom of lifestyle or religon.
Chelsea, Houston, tx 19yo [07-28-2011] »»»

The Declaration of Independence was written to imform the world of the abuses of the King that justified American. The intention was about what rights was how great Britain could not have power. The Declaration of Independence is bassically means its too late for King George, the 3rd to opologize to the colonists, the colonist wanted Independence from Britian. The Declaration of Independence is important because it state that a government exists for the benefit of the people and that all men are created equal. The colonies not only declared their freedom from great Britain, but they also addressed the reason for the proclamation naming the causes which impel them to the separation they cited the British government's violations of individual rights.
Jennifer Lee, Alabama,34yrs. [07-28-2011] »»»

desarae [07-27-2011] »»»

I'm very grateful to be here in America, and I'm glad that we have our freedom here. Yet, and still their are still problems that needs to be addressed. Our taxes are high, no jobs, and the violence is becoming to be a little much, on top of all that, they want to put people's lives on hold and stop Social Security from people. Everyone needs to come together and voice or opinions and make them count. If everything goes into turmoil, then it will just get worst. Think about it.
Shawnsheree, Chicago, Ill. Mother of four beautiful children, and two dogs [07-26-2011] »»»

Christopher Lee Hawkins Jr., Trenton, NC [07-25-2011] »»»

The intend of the declaration was to dissolved the political influence the goverment had over the colonies.And to prove too themselves that as a people,they could erect and function as independent states.To annihilate the disavowed action of the government,and to convince them to acquiesce their independence. The meaning of the decaration was to sucure the rights of the colonies as a people,and too end tyranny of the British,to sucure rights,happiness,life,liberty,for all mankind.To tenure the beganing of a new life starting with the priviledge,too trade with other parts of the world,giving consent to impose taxes.To redress the action of the British by demonstraing magenaimity in every aspect of there actions. The importance of the declaratin was to prove that all men are created equal,and to show that imposing opposition and restrictions on individuals i unconstitutional and intolerable.The freedom of choice and the rights too choose our way of life should not be abdicated for dictatorship,the freedom of choice is the american way,and should not be compromised.
Vertrese Brown [07-25-2011] »»»

Johannes Giordi, Greece [07-21-2011]

A thing beauty is joy forever.
ayub ahamad., 2075 e 16. st. brooklyn ny.11229. [07-21-2011] »»»

latonya [07-21-2011] »»»

eriika [07-20-2011] »»»

The United States and it's poeple felt the need to be independent from England and it was the right moment to do so. The colonist had their rights violated constanly and England had no repect for the people of Americans, by overtaxing them and not letting them trade or just run their own counrty the way they wanted to run it by abusing their power and mistreat the colonist. Now as an American I now know, that was best thing to do, free The United States from a ruling King.
Ana [07-18-2011] »»»

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kira [07-16-2011] »»»

The Declaration of Independence was a document written to bring all of the colonies together to deal with parliament.I think it worked because for the first time since the colonies formed they had a written set of guidelines to follow for dealing with the British Parliament.
Mike Garrett, Virginia, Il. [07-15-2011] »»»

This document is very important to our existents. I do believe that because there are so many people now, that we couldn't live without something like this. Our lives are now made up of nothing but documents, laws, rules, and everything else that politicians can throw at us. Trying to find that true fine line between existing and living. We are a free nation until you look at reality, then it sets in. But we shouldn't take it for granted either. We are better off than most countries, we just have to work on keeping it that way. "Our freedom is our individual right of passage, from birth to death."
Janet Maxwell, Live in Phx, Az., born in France(Army),56 yrs. 2 kids, 1 grandchild, 14 Chihuahuas [07-15-2011]

Jeffrey Pollard [07-11-2011] »»»

There are times when I believe that our American Independence has been taken lightly and that it's been taken away. In my city our police can only do so much; yet when those who cry out for help from our police they don't come just worry over something like the next big drug bust. They rather leave a lot of problems to the lawyers and judges to decide. My big question is what about the decision of the community "the people" who decide. I may be wrong but that is my own free opinion to which I believe I have the freedom to say.
anonymous [07-11-2011] »»»

The Declaration of Independence is very powerful.
Ernest Townsell, Albany,Ga [07-11-2011] »»»

I believe that the delcaration is the very foundation that this country lies on and should forever remain that way
William, ct [07-08-2011] »»»

This document is well put together. It was thought out well. I enjoyed reading it. The first and last paragraph's are the most beautiful. It's good to know one's history. I'm grateful to the men who decided a change was needed and took action.
Samantha Zepeda, California, age 23 [07-07-2011]

my thoughts are that this was needed in order for all to get along and for all to be treated equally. Although hard to understand I think I get the gist of it and I think this was a way that all nations that were together at the time could come together with an agreement in order to have some peace among the people.
aimee, for school [07-06-2011] »»»

God Bless America! This document set the stage for all that our country stands for.
DeAnna Cousineau, Russellton [07-06-2011] »»»

is it posiable to restore the Declaration of Independence so all the world can see in it full glory.
Peter F. Harlow, Campbell, CA. 95008-4358 50yrs [07-06-2011] »»»

I keep learning. I thought the Declaration was signed and dated on the 3rd and announced to the People on the 4th. I was surprised to see July 4th as the date on it. Thanks!
Patty McInnes, New York, NY [07-06-2011] »»»

I love our country and I am forever greatful to those who worked so hard for the equality of all, that we as Americans may have the freedom that is experienced no other place on earth. I am related to a member of the Continental Congress, Eliphalet Dyer. Thank you for this great web site.
Cindy Deal, related to Eliphalet Dyer. My Grandmother was Bessie Mae Dyer [07-05-2011] »»»

Timothy L. Wood, Arvada, CO [07-05-2011]

Sarah Hassinger-Saucedo, San Antonio, TX [07-05-2011]

Great info and history.
Denise Murray, usa [07-05-2011]

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Shannon, Turlock, CA (32 years old) [07-05-2011]

Very Proud to be American born and bred and very very Proud of our Amazing Beautiful Country! I'm also very thankful for our Military and the many sacrifices they gave for our freedoms!
carol gipson, Biloxi, Mississippi, 45 [07-05-2011]

My sister (African-American) is a direct decendant of Thomas Jefferson as a result of his 38 year affair with Sally Hemings. It is a shame that none of the signers of this Declaration were of African American descent.
anonymous [07-05-2011] »»»

I found out thru information it wasn't signed on July 4th like we think is this true??
Peggy Simmons, Massena NY age 34 [07-05-2011]

Click here for guidance

My brother (curently in Afghanistan) invited his friends and family to visit here. Glad I did!
Mary Ann Steele, Loudon, NH [07-05-2011] »»»

This document is the keystone of modern democracy, and a impressive display of courage, vision of future and love of liberty.
Arturo S. Olmedo, Anaheim, 61 yrs. [07-05-2011]

being Scottish I enjoyed looking up how many Scotsmen signed the Declaration OF Indepenence,then I began to read about the others, it was very interesting and informative..
ROBERT STEWART, age 58 live in Scotland. [07-05-2011] »»»

I was reading the Los Angeles Times, and found an interesting article in 'The Kids Reading Room' about 'The Declaration'. I don't usually read the newspaper. The link to this website was at the end of the article. Happy 4th, 2011! :) 5 @ 5
Peter Booth, 36 years California resident. [07-05-2011] »»»

God bless all these wonderful men who signed this document!
anonymous [07-05-2011] »»»

I am thankful for being a lifelong citizen of America and thankful for the men and women who have and are now serving in our armed forces to help ensure our freedom. More importantly I am more thankful for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ who has given us hope of eternal life in a future home in heaven. God's word explains that salvation is open to all who will obey the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Charles Richardson, Sarasota,Fl 76 [07-05-2011]

Every 4th we celebrate with fireworks and BBQ'S but sometimes forget what it was all about. We are still to this day fighting for freedom both for us and others. That is why it is important to remember what our forefathers fought for and what they gave up to do it. Never forget!
Edward Manti [07-05-2011]

Mary Blount Christian [07-05-2011]

These were the last great men of our country, by the time Jackson got there it was all down hill
William F. Flaherty, Guam [07-05-2011] »»»

Such a beautiful writing. Yay America!
Tony D. [07-05-2011]

I could not remember how to display my Army and Marine Corp flags along beside the US flag. This site has so much information. I truly enjoyed browsing, and will visit again.
Doris Cox Meshack [07-05-2011] »»»

The deleration of independence is as needed today as it was in 1776. Our constitution is being dismantled by greedy men who pretend to serve the people of our once great nation when they really serve their master mamon. We were a nation under God and were given many blessings but have now turned our backs on him acting like undisciplined children. I fear that God will soon remove his blessing from this great Christian nation and our democracy will fall with it. We should all take a close look at what we stood for some 235 years ago and demand that it be restored. "All it takes for evil to persist is for a few good men to do nothing".
dennis Abitz, SGM, US Army Retired [07-05-2011] »»»

Ruby Schwartz, History Fan [07-05-2011] »»»

This website and the information it contains is critical for every American Citizen to read, understand and respect. Thank you!
DOnald B Littlefield, Sons of the American Revolution, Sacramento Chapter [07-05-2011]

My family has looked up some info and I am related to William Hooper. He signed his first name as Jim,because that's what his friends called him.
C. Hooper [07-05-2011]

We will be using a print copy of your DOI at ceremonies tomorrow which include a live full and public reading of the DOI, in New Haven, Ct.... thanks
Richard, Commander, 6th CT Regt., Co. of Light Infantry, circa 1774-80 [07-05-2011]

What a great site. Thank you for this.
Kenneth McAlister Sr, Baton Rouge, Louisiana [07-05-2011] »»»

gerald rice [07-05-2011]

My thanks to you for putting together this timeline. Everyone sees the finished product, never the untold hours previous to completion. My wife & I are average American Citizens, vote, work and love our country. America is the very best place on this Earth to live.
Eugene Fox, 59 years, Illinois resident, lifetime Patriot of U.S.A. [07-02-2011] »»»

God Bless America and thank you to all the men who sacrificed in order for my family and myself to live free in the best country in the world.
Tom DiFraia, American [07-02-2011]

I like you site and it contains a lot of information about our fore fathers which I enjoy reading about Thanks
John Powell [07-02-2011] »»»

Inspiring ! every time I read it
Jim DeWolf [07-02-2011]

Thomas Jefferson Baynham Jr., Today at 11::00 CST, The Smith County Criminal Defense lawyers are reading the Declaration of Independence on the Courthouse steps here in Tyler, Texas. [07-02-2011] »»»

I throughly enjoyed this site. So many of out young people do not know enough about our history and what made this country great. Our forefather left us with a great framwork and I can't say we have done much to improve it.
Thomas Jefferson Baynham Jr., I am an attorney and live in Tyler, Texas. Thomas Jefferson is my great, great, etc. Uncle. My great grandmother was a Jefferson.` I will be 70 in October. [07-02-2011] »»»

I'm not from America but It's the declaration which touched me, whenever I heard. Not for only America make them proud, but proud the whole world. Be human and pleasure of mankind.
Katalin, Hungary, age 17 [07-02-2011] »»»

quite possibly I am related to Benjamin Franklin and proud to sign the guestbook on the eve of our nations 235th birthday
Joseph Franklin, Johnson City, TN [07-02-2011]

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