Declaration of Independence
Primary Documents: 1776-1777


1776:
January: Common Sense (Published). Written by Thomas Paine.
June 12: Virginia Declaration of Rights
June 28: Declaration of Independence: Jefferson's Draft.
June 29: Constitution of Virginia
July 4: Declaration of Independence: Final Draft. Adopted by the Continental Congress.
October 21: Concord Town Meeting Resolution


1777:
June 20: Maj. General John Burgoyne's Proclamation
July: Ranger Recruitment Handbill by John Paul Jones
October 16: Saratoga Articles of Convention. Terms of the British surrender.
October: Hessian Account of Defeat and Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga
November 15: Articles of Confederation. Adopted by the Continental Congress

Picture: Signing of the Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull








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