Road to Independence

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Thomas Jefferson rode on his white horse to Independence Hall on July 4 1776, with the  Declaration of Independence in hand, people lined the streets of Philadelphia and cheered. Then, once inside the chamber, Jefferson and the Founders posed for pictures while each stood in line behind John Hancock to sign the Declaration. America was born. It’s a nice story but it’s not true. The real story is that of a rag-tag group of men who never met one another yet shared a common bond: a thirst for Independence. This is the true, tragic and ultimately triumphant story of the Declaration of Independence and the men who pledged their lives, their fortunes and their honor to bring it to life.


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