John Hancock's Failure To Draft The Declaration Of Independence

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The declaration of independence was commissioned by US congress in 1817 to paint scenes that depicted the American revolution and the beginning of the country. And it’s was purchased in 1819, and placed in the rotunda in 1826. This painting depicts the second continental congress with John Hancock as the president of the congress. the painting represents 48 of the eventual 56 signers of the declaration. The congress assigned 5 delegate from the 13 colonies to draft the Declaration of independence. We can see the 5 men standing in front of john Hancock. Thomas Jefferson delegate from Virginia, Benjamin Franklin delegate from Pennsylvania, John Adams delegate from Massachusetts, Robert Livingston delegate from New York, Roger Sherman delegate
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