Declaration of Independence

(1776)

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About the Author

Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, is considered by many to be the greatest person the United States has ever produced. A true Renaissance man, Jefferson was a statesman, author, politician, philosopher, diplomat, inventor, scientist, and much more.

Tall for his time, at six feet, two inches, with sandy red hair, hazel eyes, and a weak speaking voice, Jefferson was both loathed and loved by his contemporaries. The Connecticut...