This short was made during the US Bicentennial celebration to give a background on the development, writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence and the men who were involved in it.

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This short was made during the US Bicentennial celebration to give a background on the development, writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence and the men who were involved in it.

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Ken Howard who plays Thomas Jefferson previously played the author of the Declaration of Independence in the original cast of the Broadway musical "1776" and then reprised the role in the movie version. See more »

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A short film about one of the documents that shape America.
27 July 2002 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

Independence was made in 1976 for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the United States of America. Actors in period clothes portray famous people from the 1770's in and around Independence Hall, about the making of the Declaration of Independence. Directed by John Huston and made by 20th Century Fox with the cooperation U.S. National Park Service to be watched during the Bicentennial celebration at Independence Hall. The film is still viewed at the new visitor center in Independence Mall not far from Independence Hall. If visit Philadelphia see Independence Hall first then view the film. It would give you a better understanding about the document express in the film.


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