Declaration of Independence (painting)

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Title

Declaration of Independence (painting)

Subject

Political Leaders/Elites

Description

This painting depicts the moment on June 28, 1776, when the first draft of the Declaration of Independence was presented to the Second Continental Congress. The document stated the principles for which the Revolutionary War was being fought and which remain fundamental to the nation. Less than a week later, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration was officially adopted, it was later signed on August 2, 1776.

Creator

John Trumbull

Source

aoc.gov

Date

1818

Contributor

Andrew Kittle

Format

oil on canvas painting

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

United States 18th Century

Citation

John Trumbull, “Declaration of Independence (painting),” Digital Histories, accessed July 20, 2024, https://digitalhistories.kennesaw.edu/items/show/109.