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January 29, 1785

On January 29, 1785, John Hancock, the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence, resigned as the governor of Massachusetts. The reason given was allegedly due to his failing health. What is strange was that his resignation happened at … Continue reading

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July 4, 1776

On July 4, 1776, the amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress of America. Why was Thomas Jefferson drafted to write the Declaration of Independence instead … Continue reading

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