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Declaration of Independence

Explore ways to learn more about the Declaration of Independence, including primary and secondary resources, and teaching tools.

Digital Resources

Many important documents related to the founding of our country have been digitized and are available to view online. The following sites provide excellent quality scans of primary materials related to the writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence and the founding of the American nation.

A database of the books Thomas Jefferson owned, knew about, or recommended to others during his lifetime, including the 74 volumes that are currently in the Washington University Libraries holdings.