Where Did Thomas Jefferson Write The Declaration of Independence?

It is a little strange to believe but do you know what, Thomas Jefferson wrote the historical Declaration of Independence in a rented room in Philadelphia.

His room was located nearby State House, southwest corner of the market, Seventh Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania state.

The owner of the house was Jacob Graff, who was then a well-known bricklayer.

This was a three-story brick house.

As per history, we found that Jefferson rented the entire second floor for him and his associate staff members.

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Where Did Thomas Jefferson Write The Declaration of Independence
Where Did Thomas Jefferson Write The Declaration of Independence

Was Jefferson Nervous About Writing The Declaration?

Yes, in the starting when Congress chose him for writing the document he felt a little nervous.

After all, it was associated with the destiny of the 13 colonies.

Even, he thought that John Adams should write the document because Adams was an experienced and mature man.

But Adams persuaded and calmed him down with some drinks and made him agreed.


In How Many Days He Wrote The Document?

Due to Congress’ busy schedule, he was given only 17 days time to complete the whole document.

After completing the job, he then discussed with other of his associates (Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, etc) and made some changes to it.

On June 28th, 1776 they finally presented the copy of Declaration to the Congress.

Finally, on June 4th, 1776, they signed in that document and declared the 13 colonies’ independence from Great Britain. 

It begins the birth and independent history of the United States of America.


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