In less than 60 minutes of listening to this audio-book, you will have heard the original 1776 United States Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's account of the Declaration, and much more.
To improve your understanding of this historic document, we have included original readings and commentary related to this subject, such as the Virginia Declaration of Rights, drafted a few months before the Declaration of Independence.
This additional information will furnish you with original source material, giving you a fuller understanding of the context and events surrounding the Declaration of Independence. Whether you are doing a book report for school or just want to brush up on your American history, this is a great place to start.
Jefferson's account of the Declaration of Independence
Brief history of the Declaration
Drafting the Documents
Reading of the Virginia Declaration of Rights: May, 1776
George Mason (1725-92): Author of the Virginia Declaration
The Call for Independence
Republicanism in America: Our two-party system
American Revolution, 1776-83
Drafting the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson: 1743-1826
Reading of the Declaration of Independence: July 1776
Analysis of the Declaration