by Benson John Lossing
Mardel Price $9.95
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11th and June 28th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence summarizes America's founding political philosophy. At once a cherished symbol of liberty and an expression of Jefferson's monumental talents as a writer, the document captures in unforgettable phrases the ideals of individual liberty that formed the backbone of Americans' Revolutionary movement. In setting forth these "self-evident truths" alongside a list of grievances against King George's Britain, the Declaration of Independence justified the breaking of ties with "Mother England" and the formation of a new country based upon certain "unalienable rights."
This gift edition, printed in two colors on acid-free paper, contains illustrations and biographies of the signers alongside the document itself.