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Declaration of Independence
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Prohibitory Act of the British Parliament -- 1775
This is the British Act which started the Revolutionary War. The two Legislative bodies should have known better than to react in haste, but the British Parliament in London and its opponent the Continental Congress in Philadelphia -- started a Revolutionary War. Apparently Lord North issued a Prohibitory Act and John Adams responded to it, but the real hotheads were Charles Townsend and William Bradford. Everybody involved thought Independence was an improbable outcome.

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The Signers of the Declaration of Independence

{Josiah Bartlett}
Josiah Bartlett
{Matthew Thornton}
Matthew Thornton
{William Whipple}
William Whipple
{John Hancock}
John Hancock
{Elbridge Gerry}
Elbridge Gerry
{Samuel Adams}
Samuel Adams
{Robert Paine}
Robert Paine
{Stephen Hopkins}
Stephen Hopkins
{William Ellery}
William Ellery
{Samuel Huntington}
Samuel Huntington
{William Williams}
William Williams
{Rodger Sherman}
Rodger Sherman
{Lewis Morris}
Lewis Morris
{Francis Lewis}
Francis Lewis
{Philip Livingston}
Philip Livingston
{Abraham Clark}
Abraham Clark
{Francis Hopinson}
Francis Hopkinson
{JOhn Witherspoon}
John Witherspoon
{John Hart}
John Hart
{George Clymer}
George Clymer
{Robert Morris}
Robert Morris
{Benjamin Rush}
Benjamin Rush
{James Smith}
James Smith
{Benjamin Franklin}
Benjamin Franklin
{John Morton}
John Morton
{George Ross}
George Ross
{James Wilson}
James Wilson
{George Read}
George Read
{Thomas McKean}
Thomas McKean
{Caesar Rodney}
Caesar Rodney
{Charles Carroll}
Charles Carroll
{Thomas Stone}
Thomas Stone
{Samuel Chase}
Samuel Chase
{William Paca}
William Paca
{Carter Braxton}
Carter Braxton
{Thomas Jefferson}
Thomas Jefferson
{Thomas Nelson}
Thomas Nelson
{Francis Lightfoot Lee}
Francis Lightfoot Lee
{Benjamin Harrison}
Benjamin Harrison
{George Wythe}
George Wythe
{William Hooper}
William Hooper
{Joseph Hewes}
Joseph Hewes
{John Penn}
John Penn
{Edward Rutledge}
Edward Rutledge
{Thomas Lynch}
Thomas Lynch
{Arthur Middleton}
Arthur Middleton
{Thomas Heyward}
Thomas Heyward
{George Walton}
George Walton
{Lyman Hall}
Lyman Hall
George Taylor

Originally published: Friday, April 06, 2012; most-recently modified: Sunday, June 14, 2020


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