What role did Virginians play in the fight for independence? Explore: What do you already know about each of these three men? Connect: What role did each one play during the American Revolution?
Learn: Go to LOC.gov and search the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog for more images of the American Revolution. Visit Jump Back in Time in America’s Story and explore the Revolutionary Period.
Grade 4: Unit IV- Virginia and the American Revolution Grade 4: Unit IV- Virginia and the American Revolution
Library of Congress Resources Used:
Jefferson, T. (1776). "Original Rough Draught of the Declaration of Independence" Library of Congress: American Treasures of the Library of Congress.
Mathews, G. (1904). [Patrick Henry, half-length portrait]. Library of Congress: Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920.
Stuart, G. (n.d.); engraved by H.S. Sadd (n.d.). George Washington / painted by G. Stuart ; engraved by H.S. Sadd, N.Y. Library of Congress: Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.
Stuart, G. (n.d.), lithograph by Pendleton. (1828). Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States. Library of Congress: Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.
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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
"Original Rough Draught of the Declaration of Independence"
Holograph with minor emendations by
John Adams and Benjamin Franklin, June 1776
The "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence, one of the great milestones in American history, shows the evolution of the text from the initial "fair copy" draft by Thomas Jefferson to the final text adopted by Congress on the morning of July 4, 1776.
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Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920