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Jefferson’s “Scientific” Declaration of Independence


by Tom Shachtman Before Thomas Jefferson began to write a draft of the Declaration of Independence, the majority of the delegates to the Second Continental Congress were already on record as agreeing that “it is necessary that the exercise of

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John Adams: Defense of the Boston Massacre Soldiers

By James Grant Pealing church bells called John Adams into the moonlit Boston street on the night of March 5, 1770. Erroneously supposing that they tolled for a fire, he joined the streaming crowd—firefighting in those days was a community

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