When Thomas Jefferson, rode on his white horse to Independence Hall on 4 July 1776. Declaration of Independence in hand, people lined the streets of Philadelphia and cheered. Then, once ...
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When Thomas Jefferson, rode on his white horse to Independence Hall on 4 July 1776. Declaration of Independence in hand, people lined the streets of Philadelphia and cheered. Then, once inside the chamber, Jefferson and the Founders posed for pictures while each stood in line behind John Hancock to sign the Declaration. America was born. It's a nice story but it's not true. "The Road To Independence" corrects myths, dispels the P.C. revisions and through the Founders Own, Written Words tells their immortal story of sacrifice, revolution and love of a country that didn't even have a name yet. The creation of the United States of America and the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Listeners will hear the voices of the men who made 1776 the greatest year in American History. From meetings at George Washington's Mount Vernon home and the Apollo Room at Williamsburg's Raleigh Tavern, the Road to Independence takes you to historic places where the Fire of America's Independence was ... Written by
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration while staying at The Graff House on the corner of Seventh and Market Streets. The house was named for it's owner, a local bricklayer, named Jacob Graff. That house has since been torn down, in 1883. It was completely rebuilt for the Bi-Centennial using drawings and photographs of the Original Structure and renamed "The Declaration House. It is now managed by the National Park Service and is open to the public. See more »