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Film, Video The Declaration of Independence

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  • The Declaration of Independence


  • In this segment of From the Vaults, we discuss a landmark document in American history, John Dunlap's printing of the Declaration of Independence on the night of July 4, 1776. On the morning of July 5, printed copies of the Declaration were dispatched by members of Congress to various assemblies as well as to the commanders of Continental troops. We also discuss the formation of this foundational document, and how it arrived at the Library of Congress.

Event Date

  • January 25, 2022

Running Time

  • 19 minutes 44 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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