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Title: Signers Of The Declaration of Independence


1
Signers Of The Declaration of Independence
  • Rachel H.
  • Mrs. Abraham
  • May 25, 2006

2
Who signed the Declaration of independence?
  • There were 56 signers.
  • I am going to talk about three of them.
  • The three are Samuel Adams, Edward Rutledge, and
    Benjamin Franklin.
  • Felt they should be free from England

Samuel Adams
3
Samuel AdamsCareers
  • Courthouse- got fired
  • Got money for a business?
  • Family brewery
  • Selected as a tax collector

4
Samuel AdamsTurning against England
  • Samuel was best at fighting for independence
  • Samuel turned young men into revolutionaries
  • Samuel took place in many main events that led to
    the American Revolution
  • Result British disliked him and thought he was
    a trouble maker.

5
Samuel AdamsFinal Years
  • Served as a governor of Massachusetts from
    1793-1797

6
Edward RutledgeBackground Information
  • Born 11/23/1749
  • Was the youngest signer
  • He was 26 when he signed
  • Married Henrietta Middleton in 1774
  • Had 3 children
  • John Adams said great things of him

7
Edward RutledgeMaking A Name As A Patriot
  • Made name as Patriot by his legal work
  • Elected as delegate in Continental Congress
  • When came home to defend state was held captive

8
Edward RutledgeSuffering And Death
  • Suffered a stroke because of Washingtons death
  • Died January 1800 at 50

9
Benjamin FranklinBackground Information
  • Born January 17, 1706
  • Signed declaration at age 70
  • Oldest signer

10
Benjamin Franklin Famous American
  • Famous for inventions, discoveries, and foundings
  • Had many inventions, discoveries, and foundings
  • Involved in many political events
  • Helped create Constitution

11
Benjamin FranklinInteresting Facts
  • When he wanted to get younger he counted back one
    each birthday
  • During the war Ben convinced France to side with
    America
  • His son sided with England

12
Work Cited
  • Fradin, Dennis Brindell The Signers the 56
    Stories Behind the Declaration of Independence
    New York, NY Walker Publishing Company, Inc.,
    20020
  • Freedman, Russel Give Me Liberty! New York
    Holiday House, Inc., 2000
  • The Declaration of Independence The Signers
    Gallery National Government Archives May
    8th,2006 http.//www.archives.gov/national-archives
    eexperience/charters/declaration_signers_gallery.h
    tml
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