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Drafting the Declaration of Independence

Drafting the Declaration of Independence

Benjamin Franklin was initially asked to construct the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, but after turning it down, the task was given to John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
Clip Length 03:38 Premiere: 5/8/17

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Thomas Jefferson

About Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson is a two-part portrait of our enigmatic and brilliant third president. Thomas Jefferson embodies within his own life the most profound contradictions of American history: as the author of the Declaration of Independence, he gave voice to our fervent desire for freedom, but he also owned more than 150 slaves and never saw fit to free them.

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