History Stories
CATEGORY: Declaration of Independence
The Coolest Historical Discoveries of 2017
December 12, 2017

Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year. Read More

Rare Version of Declaration of Independence Found—In a British Archive
April 25, 2017

The second known parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found—in England. Read More

After Pearl Harbor: The Secret Plan to Hide America’s Iconic Documents
December 2, 2016

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government undertook a secret operation to hide the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and other treasured American artifacts. Read More

Did North Carolina Issue the First Declaration of Independence?
May 20, 2015

Two hundred forty years after a county in North Carolina supposedly announced its independence from Great Britain, take a look back at the murky history of 1775’s Mecklenburg Declaration. Read More

Scholar Questions Key Period in Declaration of Independence
July 3, 2014

A potential error in the official transcript of the Declaration of Independence may have led to a misunderstanding of the Founding Fathers’ intent. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About the Declaration of Independence
July 4, 2012

As people across the United States celebrate the nation’s birthday, explore nine surprising facts about the founding document adopted on July 4, 1776. Read More

Is the Declaration of Independence Illegal?
October 20, 2011

British barristers and American attorneys debated whether the historic document amounted to treason. Read More