Posted by: history591twenty3 | June 16, 2007

Day 11

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     Pauline Maier account of the Declaration of Independence was a worth lecture.  After reading the book and actually meeting her, was exciting.  She is very passionate about her findings.  I found this interesting.  She brought up that each person who signed the Declaration received two copies of it and anyone could sign it.  What a declaration to the British government.  The different copies of document to me were like a step into time.  Each printing had a little something from the printer.  I learned that Thomas Jefferson was a fast writer and he got the task to write the document. 

    

    

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    The presentation of primary documents was very helpful.  I learned the Massachusetts Historical Society is on line and it has so much to offer.  I am glad to know this so I can use this resource.  I have been searching for new resources and this will help.  

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  1. Delores,
    I also found it interesting that each printing and copy of the Declaration reflected something about the printer or sentiments of the time. I was amazed to realize that the handwritten copy we saw was done by a guy trying to exactly replicate the writing and the signatures.
    Hope you are enjoying being back in Pueblo. Stay in touch!
    Kris Allen


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