The Committee of Five

June 11, 1776

The Second Continental Congress appoints “The Committee of Five”, to draft a Declaration of Independence; freeing the Thirteen Colonies, from the tyranny, of the British Empire.

 

The Committee of Five (Adams, Sherman, Livingston, Jefferson, Sherman) handing the Declaration of Independence, to a seated John Hancock.  Painting by John Turnbull.

The Committee of Five (Adams, Sherman, Livingston, Jefferson, Sherman) handing the Declaration of Independence, to a seated John Hancock. Painting by John Turnbull.

The Committee, consisted of John Adams from Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin from Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, Robert R. Livingston of New York and Roger Sherman of Connecticut.  Brilliant men, whose words ring true, in 2015; as they did during the days, of the formation, of our country.

John Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Sherman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Franklin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Jefferson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert R Livingston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

happy bday america

 

 

 

 

 

 

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