Behind the Scenes of the Declaration of Independence
Today marks the signing of America's Declaration of Independence. This is a short article I wrote about the history behind the Declaration and a few of Jefferson's paragraphs that didn't make it into the final Declaration.
For example, did you know that the original Declaration listed the raising of the 71st Highlanders as one of George III's crimes against the colonies? I did not know that until I began researching for this article.