declaration of independance (1)

12676026299?profile=RESIZE_400xJuly 4th marks the anniversary of when Congress, comprised of delegates from the United States' original 13 colonies, signed the Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776. The document declared the nation's independence from Great Britain.

Some research indicates that the original signers didn't even write their names on the official document until 2 August 1776.  In fact, it would take six months to acquire all 56 signatures.  Thomas McKean, a delegate from Delaware, was reportedly the last pe