The text in the first column is from a copy in the handwriting of John Adams. From a
comparison of it with the facsimile of Jefferson's rough draft, it is evident that it
represents the first phrasing of the paper. The text in the second column is approxi
Expanded Blueprint Virginia and United States History
Assessed with Other History and Social Science Standards of Learning: The following skill-based
standards will be assessed through the reporting categories by applying them to other Standards of Learni
Reading Like a Historian
Historical Reading Skills
1. Sourcing(Before reading the document)
What type of document is this and when was it
written? Who was involved and where was it
What is known about this time period?
Charleston, South Carolina, Sons of Liberty
Gibbes, Robert W.
1. Christopher Gadsden, merchant.
2. William Johnson, blacksmith.
3. Joseph Veree, carpenter.
4. John Fullerton, carpenter.
5. James Brown, carpenter.
6. Nath[anie]l Libby, ship carpenter.