In 1776 Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on this portable desk of his own d
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Duration: 5 minutes
Date Posted: 8/20/2013
In this post, readers are encouraged to think about how differently news travels now than it did when the United States first became a country. Most Americans did not learn of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress until weeks after July 4, 1776. Written by museum staff Hannah Ostroff and Marko Zlatich, this post is published on the Museum's "O Say Can You See?" blog.