I did not go to school here. I did not read the History of USA. This is an eye opener to me. Many countries have suffered at the hands of the British including the country I came from. God Bless America.
anonymous, Knoxville TN, 68, Immigrant Citizen [06-30-2009] »»»
I found this site will researching information for my Political Science class and found it very beneficial.
Karen E. Daigneault, Orlando, FL [06-30-2009]
Douglas Tarvestad [06-29-2009]
Possibly time for another revolution. Our elected officials have completely forgot what our founding fathers fought and died for.
Tom Bolster, Gardiner, Maine 48 years old [06-29-2009]
Landis Cornett, Manchester, KY [06-29-2009]
Very helpful and well designed website. I am researching "the rest of the story" on the much miss-understood "wall of separation" between free practice of relion and the civil government. Thank you very much! ded
D. E. Dodson [06-29-2009] »»»
REBECCA WILSON [06-29-2009] »»»
America has a great history and i think the greatest is the declaration.great nation with great history and heritage.i wish i were a citizen.
Nvene Odera Benjamin, city-enugu,age 22 [06-29-2009]
This document is our document and we need to heed it's words...
John Feilke, North Carolina [06-27-2009] »»»
Our government rep's need to review this and get back to the real meaning of what our country was truly based on. Its time for our coutry to get back to the basics. Thank you for having this site.
jacklin andre [06-26-2009]
Charles McQueen [06-25-2009]
this is a great site an had all i need to studie
M.H., Melbourne [06-24-2009] »»»
I am related to the Harrisons on my mother's side. My grandmother was Mattie Virginia Harrison and she married Samual Hopson Cheatham. I would like to be able to contact other members of the family, no matter how distant.
Sharon, Ontario, OR [06-24-2009] »»»
While watching the movie National Treasure a discussion began about where the DOI was kept and about the so called hidden message. The site was very helpful,however, my son still believes there is a hidden message.
Angel Carnathan [06-24-2009]
Johnnie Harrell, Goldsboro, NC [06-24-2009]
Amazing God is the main principal of our government foundation and he blessed our Founding Fathers with the knowledge and vision for our government. For me it is the one doucment that reminds me every day that, I'm a free woman with God Given rights. So As American citizens Don't turn away for God and he will not turn away from us.
Vanessa Jeffries, Bluefield, 30, Wife and mother of three [06-24-2009] »»»
I'm looking U.S. History vignettes we could air on our radio station.
Michael Bland [06-24-2009]
Great study for the kids. Had fun before the Independence Holiday to study our nations History.
Warren Family [06-24-2009]
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Jennifer Hicks [06-22-2009] »»»
Hi. Thanks for a great site which helps educate people on one of the often forgotten or ignored facets of American history. The importance of the Declaration cannot be overestimated. It is unique in the history of the world. In the days following 9/11,when the nation was in mourning, I had the privilege of doing a recitation of the Declaration for a small group(a few dozen) friends. 8 years later, people still come to me and tell me how much it impacted them to hear it spoken aloud, and what a cathartic experience it proved to be. America Rocks! Owen Battles Murfreesboro, Tn.
Owen Battles [06-21-2009] »»»
I think the DOI is one of the most eloquently written pieces of literature the world has ever seen. It tells of the amazing fortitude of our framers to cast off those binders of government and create a society in which people can thrive and live harmoniously...but with a Christian-based value system. It doesn't say that people must be Christian, but it leans towards Christian tendencies. It is interesting that it also states the following "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor." Read that again if you would. How powerful! You don't live like that??? Try treating just one person tomorrow with that type of conviction. I love this document. Steve
Steve, St. Louis [06-21-2009] »»»
It is kinda hard to read because of how they spoke back when it was written. But I remember learning about the Declaration of Independence in 5th grade and we learned a song that broke down what the document was about.
anonymous [06-19-2009] »»»
It is interesting to me how much God is mentioned in our founding documents, yet it seems as if our present Goverment is trying to take God out of our picture
DW Hurlburt, Goodridge, MN [06-18-2009]
i think that the decloration was the gratest descovery in the united states
dillan, willis [06-18-2009]
i'm on this website to learn more about our great country.
LILIA LOPEZ, artesia, ca [06-17-2009]
It seems to me that the Declaration of Independence as written by the founding fathers points directly to the only way people are created equal, which is spiritually. We each have the same enlivening Godchip, therefore, the same access to God - or Source Energy. In the draft document they used the word, "inherent", and refer to 'free' as the Natural Order of things. In this, our Declaration of Independence is encoded to remind us that our liberty is hard-wired into each and every one of us, naturally, without any additions or definitions by man, including organized religions. We are inherently (spiritually) free creatures with direct access, equally, to God - Universal Intelligence, Godmind, wisdom and guidance. Pretty cool.
Kathy Kirk [06-17-2009]
Just visited your website to read the short biography of Lyman Hall. Thank you for making this historical information available on-line. Eternal vigilance is the price of FREEDOM.
Harold W. Hall, Mobile,Alabama, Age 66 [06-15-2009] »»»
i like tyler gammie
i wont to become a wholeholic wll rounded man in the laws on the land and all levels ofnthe justicial systems
rev matthew k. hammonds, augusta, ga [06-12-2009]
this is a must for any government class :)
Molly Oden, Texas [06-11-2009]
how many Irish sighed the Declaration of Independence?????
Coni Reihill, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland [06-11-2009]
We should always be aware of and in awe of that final sentence and its costs to the signers and potentially for all citizens who enjoy the freedom of this country.
Richard S.Rounds, Lake Havasu City, Arizona [06-11-2009]
Research for an essay on Patriotism.
Gwendolyn Dillis, Mashpee, MA [06-11-2009]
Thank you for rekindling the Spirit of 1776 in your visitors as we learn more about our nation's founding.
Cheryl Elaine Williams, Pittsburgh PA [06-10-2009] »»»
The Declaration of Independence is very intreresting because I like history and I think that the world should know more about for those who don't know anything about. I also want to say that the movie National Treasures is the best movie because it teaches you about history and it keeps you on your seat.
Skye fly with the Declaration of Independence, Age 11 [06-10-2009] »»»
i love you!
amanda, rhode island [06-10-2009]
This material has proven to be very helpful.
anonymous, new orleans,la [06-10-2009]
lulu, my relativve signed the declartion! Mr.Hopkins did [06-09-2009] »»»
Thanks, this helped a lot with my homework.
Jessica M., Caifornia, 14 [06-09-2009] »»»
Halo rocks, wait, this is Halo.com,right?
Austin Woods [06-08-2009]
With the actions of the recent administration, I've become very concerned about our liberties. I wanted to refresh my memory and learn more about the words of the Declaration and the Constitution. I'm worried for my kids. How far are we straying from the Founding Fathers' words and intentions?
Anthony D. Villare, Sewell, NJ; Age-42; Occup-surgeon [06-08-2009]
Stacy Wagner, Huntsville, Texas [06-08-2009]
paula j soltis, phoenix, az [06-07-2009]
anonymous [06-06-2009] »»»
The minds and the foresight of our forefathers continue to astound me. If only our present government - all three branches - were to realize the discontent now self evident throughout our country, they should heed the warnings and change course before another revolution becomes necessary.
Dave Goodenough, Naples, Florida [06-06-2009]
B. Mills, Cascade, Montana [06-06-2009]
Chase Robertson [06-06-2009] »»»
teewa wuz hur up in this website hehe (:
TEEWA [06-06-2009] »»»
I was hurr 6.5.09 baybee :)) & yall betta kno itt!
-->> HannMilla;*<3 [06-06-2009]
Tremendous wealth of information that I was never taught in school.Excellent job!
Jeffrey Hastings, Joppa Md. [06-05-2009] »»»
I think its great that they actually have a website where you can look at the one and only,if I do say so myself,Declaration of Independence!
Dillon Metzger [06-05-2009]
the declaration is amazing
anonymous [06-05-2009] »»»
Searching for the signers religious afilliations
R Crawford, Illinois [06-05-2009]
I am worried that our children are not learning about what founded our country, and feel that I need to educate myself better, so I may educate them.
Benjamin Zurcher [06-04-2009]
The need to go back to our basic root structure as stated in the Declaration of Independence is critical. Always vote for freedom first.
Katherine K Albert, Fourth generation from Norway and Ireland [06-03-2009]
Mary De Leon-Esbona, Houston, TX [06-03-2009]
im doing a graphic novel of the decleration of independence in my history class and i really learn more about the decleration of independence
maggie, 14yrs [06-02-2009]
General Parker, Peoria, IL [06-01-2009]
I think more should be taught in schools about The Declaration of Independence. I am against the separation of church and state. These are the things our country was founded upon and most people don't have any idea what is contained in The Declaration of Independence.
Joyce C. Brown, Maryville, Tn. [05-31-2009]
history is cool!
bree [05-31-2009] »»»
ady [05-31-2009] »»»
your website is so cool i loved it! i like the facts about the liberty bell i think it is cool you put how they got the symbol for it. siserly, kayleen west
Kayleen West, Johnson Park Elementery 5th grade [05-31-2009]
We think the coolest thing was that the Liberty Bell was to travel across the country by train stopping frequently as it made its way to Sanfrancisco
Jon and Gustavo, Johnson Park Elementary 5th graders [05-31-2009]
that we found pics and summarys
leilani and annie [05-31-2009]
The interesting thing that we saw was the outside of the Graff house and that benjamin franklin was the oldest member of the declaration.
Adam & Gerardo, Johnson Park Elementary 5th grade [05-31-2009]
Washington's troop started in northern New Jersey and shadowed the movment of the British fleet:):)!
Sarah-Aime, Autum,courtney, Johnson Park Elementry 5th grade class [05-31-2009]
The interesting thing was seeing the Declaration House because the document was signed in it and it was a Graff house.
Breanna and Kelly, Johnson Park 5th graders [05-31-2009] »»»
We thought that the most coolest thing on this site was that 500,000 California school children signed a petition asking Philidelphians to send the Liberty Bell back to the Panama-Pacific exposition of San Francisco in 1915. P.S. your web site is cool!
Jessica & Amina, Johnson Park Elementry School 5th grade [05-31-2009]
Finacilly and burnderd with eigtheen million pounds of unsold tea.
Rafael&Cameron, Jonhson Park School 5th graders [05-31-2009]
Freedom is never free. Stand up for what is right. Say no to socialism, tyranny, taxation and removing God from our country.
anonymous [05-31-2009] »»»
I've never even heard of ol' Francis Lightingfoot.
anonymous [05-31-2009] »»»
I think it is great that Francis Lightfoot signed The Declaration of Independence. I am related to him with a long family tree.
Rory Schutte, Altoona, WI 56 [05-29-2009] »»»
I am Home schooled and this is a great site for the things I'm studying. Thank you to all who made this site possible!
Karen, I am 12 years old [05-28-2009] »»»
what are some declaration of independence written old from revolutionary war.
keri gade m rimas, i am 10 years old [05-27-2009] »»»
This is the 1st time I've read The Declaratio of Independence all in one time. I fell as an American should fell. Being a man of Alkebulan or Africa descent my identity is an American.
Keven Walker, Detroit, MI., age 53, Pastor [05-27-2009] »»»
b ditto [05-27-2009]
i thought that there is a lot of History atached to the Decloration of Inipendence.
summer, i love pink [05-27-2009]
i think that this is a wonderfull web site and i should know i am a kid so this must be good i have learnd a lot and ecuse me if i miss spell a word or type long but i just relly thought this web site was pretty coll on thing i would like for you to have so that it can be mor interesting is have the names of the slaves or the names of all the people that attended the war becuse school books and teachers dont tell us that so i hope the next time i visit that will be on there if you dont know that is ok just email me @ Nilabutler@gmail.com and tell me mor info becuse i am writting a extra credit paper and need more information.
anonymous [05-27-2009] »»»
i love this site =]
anonymous, age [05-26-2009]
Great website, using the information as part of my history lessons with my children.
David Shoaff, Long ago native of Philidelphia. Resident of Sweden [05-25-2009]
Robert Cantrell [05-25-2009] »»»
I am a direct descendant of Edmund Pendleton. My father told me when I was young that Edmund Pendleton helped Thomas Jefferson compose the Declaration by researching the legal/parlamentarian aspects. Could someone e-mail me if they know one way or the other.
Mary Kearns Schade, Culpeper [05-25-2009] »»»
this is a great website, but maybe you can write something about what the declaration of independence exactly is. that might be interesting to know. greets, Julia
Julia de Groot, Dutch [05-24-2009]
I have been to D.C. to view the original documents of our nations history. A history that all Americans have inherited and made us the great nation we are today. "If we can better understand our past and where we came from, We can better understand where we are going". Seeing the documents in person is something that every American needs to do in his/her life time. The experience has given me a better understanding of what it means to be an American and the struggles this nation went thru to start us on a path destiny to give freedom and human rights to all mankind. We should never take our freedoms for granted cause the moment we loose all freedoms is when we appreciate freedom the most. In conclusion my visit to D.C. and the viewing of the charters of independence was a humbling and very memorable experience one that I will never forget.
Jason Padilla, riverside,ca / age25 [05-23-2009]
i want to be a person in the house beacause my likehas to depend on it.
lindsay/white femail, 14 lamoille IL 6133- [05-23-2009] »»»
Patriot101 [05-22-2009] »»»
Hi, Today i heard Barack Obama's speech on CNN and this made me search for US political history and draw great inspiration from this great document and event. jitendra
jitendra bharai, http://www.wealthyaffiliateincomes.com [05-22-2009] »»»
I think i still don;t know wat it is!
Jenn Pie [05-22-2009]
Oisin Galvin, Dublin [05-22-2009]
This website has been very helpful to me. It is a very useful place. The declaration of independance is a very complicated subject and i think this website explained it very clearly and in an easy to understand way. I recommend this website to anyone looking for a clear thought about the declaration of independance.
Megan, Age: 11 [05-22-2009] »»»
We need to study these documents and pass the information and passion to our children and grandchildren or I am afrid that we are in danger of losing our constitutional rights on many fronts
Lynn Cheramie, Diamondhead Ms [05-20-2009]
1915 never again! <3 usa
Armenia, Yerevan [05-20-2009] »»»
this website rocks! I love the foruth of july and the declaratiopn of independence! :-) <3 :-) <3 HAPPY BDAY AMERICA!
anonymous [05-19-2009] »»»
<3, ma [05-19-2009] »»»
nice information center i got an A on my project!
Erin [05-19-2009] »»»
The declaration of Independence is a very strong document. I believe it helped create a bond between Americans of all different cultures and backgrounds. Because it brought them to the common believe that all men were created equally and deserve to be treated that way. And it was also a building block for the Constitution. Since the people knew that the government wouldn't let them down. It is without a doupt one of the greatest documents ever written by mankind.
Maya, I live in south carolina, mt. pleasant. and I'm 13 [05-19-2009] »»»
Does not every man deserve this freedom? We are an imperialistic country that takes advantage of other's political and economic weakness by out-sourcing jobs, etc. We just might be the greatest hypocrites and frauds of all time. The public has no idea.
i thought this was well done. I am using it in my class with the novel the Circuit in which the narrarator has to memorize it for class. Thanks, Linda
Linda, Phoenix. AZ female teacher [05-19-2009]
ted [05-18-2009] »»»
Freedom is never free. Stand up for what is right. Say no to socialism, tyranny, taxation and removing God from our country.
Lauretta Smith, Texas [05-18-2009]
I have gone to Washington and viewed the original Decloration. It was awsom.
Jim Wright, Hewitt, Texas [05-18-2009]
I <3 Cheese!
Jalynn Harris [05-18-2009]
i think jefferson should have been elected 1st becuase at the declaration of independence he spoke everythiong an president speekes!
NAUTICAOM, soperton,10,30457 [05-18-2009]
The Declarattion of Independence....Rock's
This document is the foundation of this nation's precept of human rights, freedom, and liberty that endures this nation forever.
Segundo A. Unpingco, 1445 Camino Robles Way, San Jose, CA 95120 [05-18-2009]
I think it need more infoemation then that...
Kamilah Daley, Mounds City IL. [05-18-2009]
We have forgotten the laws of the land which founded the ground for our country. There are so many events in history which have been forgotten or not recorded at all. There is still history to be retrieved and to be made. We are the people who can make a difference. May GOD be with us! PS. Just a thought: Movies make the account of some historical moments stretch out, but that's not to say that it can't have truth to them.
Al B [05-15-2009] »»»
i am amazing im giving birth and on my laptop at the same time
Taylore, Im having a baby right now [05-15-2009]
Derek [05-15-2009] »»»
how many copies are there?
Sarah Vazquez, Charlotte,N.C. [05-15-2009]
valeria, 16 [05-14-2009]
Was Ethan Allen there when the Declaration of Independence was signed? Or was he prisoner during that time? I included my email address so please email me the answer to this question.
Annbel, Haslett, MI [05-14-2009] »»»
George Robacker [05-14-2009]
This is a cool document
n, nb [05-13-2009] »»»
There are two and half million laws and resing every day how free are we?
Albert, Dallas TX [05-13-2009]
abraham lincoln [05-13-2009] »»»
ash [05-13-2009] »»»
Excellent information on the Declaration of Independence, will recommend to friends. email@example.com
hab [05-12-2009] »»»
I think that the declaration wasn't just freedom for the colonists, it was freedom for everyone in America since that day. No one would have the freedom today if it wasn't for that signed document in 1776.
Heather Stotelmyre [05-12-2009] »»»
i am confused... its astrange document
anonymous [05-12-2009] »»»
I needed to do a little research on the declaration. I read a little bit and I was very interested!
When i read this i thought it was awsesome and some people people dont realize that the declaration of independance was a ticket for freedom to all of us and they will be remembered and were ingraved into people hearts forever!
The declaration of independence was a big part og our time and should be shared throughout people all over. Sometimes people forget how or where are freedom began. Was the delclaration of independance how or where it began or is it just an answer?
anonymous [05-09-2009] »»»
When I read this and our Constitution, combined with books like "The 5000 Year Leap" and Levin's new book, "Liberty and Tyranny," it makes me feel as if our founding documents were written for today, right now, with its subject matter being our present day political leadership. I'm sickened by how we have soiled our founders' clothing....
Mark Wriggle, Retired Marine LtCol [05-09-2009]
Clearly an excellent source for study.Really appreciate this info. so easily accessible.
R.Mader, Alberta,Ca. [05-08-2009]
robert johnson [05-08-2009]
^.^ [05-08-2009] »»»
that city pic is so amazing and cool. very little compard to now
AALAYAH [05-07-2009] »»»
was up my old peeps
ok the site could be better
starbritetwink [05-07-2009] »»»
In the small biography of Willam Floyd the distruction of his proptery included : The Torys captured his Long Island home while he was in Philadelphia for the meetings about the Decloration of Independance writing and voting. During the capture of his home the Torys used his very nice home to house their horses.
Victoria Mathis, Connected to William Floyd through family ancestory [05-06-2009] »»»
I have a copy of the Declaration of Independence which was hand written in beautiful script. I have no idea how old it is but the paper has yellowed and is in 8 pieces but it is all there. I could send you a picture of it and maybe you could suggest what I should do with it.....Carole
Carole Johnston [05-06-2009] »»»
Reading about how the USA was founded and what we went through to become independent is fascinating to me. History is priceless!
Teresa, nc [05-06-2009]
Clay, BEaufort [05-06-2009]
i love the declaration is cool . i think history rules
lilly [05-05-2009] »»»
This is soooo cool! This is one of the most important documents ever!
Felicia [05-05-2009] »»»
I would like to know about the, Declaration that was found in PA. I also want to share the fact,that I just recently, started to get interested in the 1776 War year and found some pretty interesting things of the War. Makes me wish I had listened more in High School. This is a great learning site.
Lucy Wiltse, n. y> [05-04-2009]
Thank you Declaration of Independence for helping write an essay against Prop 8. (: Yes, you were an act of treason but thanks for our Independence, too.
i love history!
gabriela, im a teacher [05-04-2009]
I believe the government has forgotten the Declaration of Independence. They need to read it over and over again and study what was happening at the time. The Justice Department needs to inforce the Declaration not try to make new laws from the bench. This is an old and beautiful document and needs to be preserved,respected and protected by ALL Americans and elected officials.
anonymous, Jacksonville, FL - 67 [05-04-2009] »»»
i think the declarattion of indpendence was Grreeeatt!
this is awsome
abraham lincoln, indianapolis [05-01-2009]
LANAE, 89 [05-01-2009]