The "Declaration of Independence" Signers @ 6 July 2010 02:05 AM

I wanted to post something about our Great Country for the 4th. So, I thought... “what about our forefathers who signed the Declaration of Independence” on July 4, 1776. Do you know all the men who signed this important document? I do know that this document, announced that the thirteen American colonies were independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. I also know that the Declaration of Independence was written primarily by Thomas Jefferson. But who signed the Declaration of Independence? Here is the list of the those 56 men.





Delaware
George Read
Caesar Rodney
Thomas McKean

Pennsylvania
George Clymer
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Morris
John Morton
Benjamin Rush
George Ross
James Smith
James Wilson
George Taylor

Massachusetts
John Adams
Samuel Adams
John Hancock
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry

New Hampshire
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Matthew Thornton

Rhode Island
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery

New York
Lewis Morris
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
William Floyd

Georgia
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton

Virginia
Richard Henry Lee
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Jefferson
George Wythe
Thomas Nelson, Jr.

North Carolina
William Hooper
John Penn
Joseph Hewes

South Carolina
Edward Rutledge
Arthur Middleton
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Thomas Heyward, Jr.

New Jersey
Abraham Clark
John Hart
Francis Hopkinson
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon

Connecticut
Samuel Huntington
Roger Sherman
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott

Maryland
Charles Carroll
Samuel Chase
Thomas Stone
William Paca


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