John Hancock: Signing The Declaration Of Independance

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Another patriot who proved he was a hero was John Hancock. He did so by signing the Declaration of Independance. The document had been written for the purpose of declaring the colonies separate and independent from Great Britain. John Hancock, President of the Second Continental Congress, was the first to sign the document (“John Hancock’s Signature”). “There! Now old King George can read my signature without his spectacles, and double to bounty on my head,” was what Hancock stated when examining the drying ink of his name on the document (Roatma, 17). By signing the Declaration of Independance, Hancock would be declared a British traitor (“John Hancock”). Hancock did not care about this, he knew what he wanted, what was right, and how to achieve
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