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CH 3 response after the fact

CH 3 response after the fact - Kelsey Jans History 201 Prof...

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Kelsey Jans History 201 Prof. Lamphier A review of Davidson and Lyttle’s,”Declaring Independence,” in After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection( New York:2005) In the third chapter of Davidson and Lyttle’s After the Fact , Davidson and Lyttle describe how the Declaration of Independence was made and the difficulties involved. First of all, the chapter tells us the background information as to why the colonies wanted to declare independence, how the Declaration was formed, when the declaration of Independence was actually formed and signed, what the Declaration actually states, and the influence slaves had in the Declaration. The fight that had broken out at Lexington and Concord caused much debate among congress about declaring independence from England. John and Samuel Adam were known to have worked towards independence since the beginning of congress although their work did not really have an impact. Thomas Jefferson wanted independence as well although he confronted the issue of independence differently than John and Samuel Adam had. Thomas Jefferson did not approve of the Political Infighting that John and Samuel had used. However, Thomas Jefferson with the help of James Wilson appointed a 5 member committee. This committee consisted of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Roger Livingson. The committee’s goal was to create this Declaration of Independence.
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