June 11, 2011

June 11: Committee of Five Appointed to Write Declaration of Independence, 1776

On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress appointed the Committee of Five to write the Declaration of Independence. So how did all that work out? Read article here.

Pictured: Painting by John Trumbull, 1819. The five gentlemen clustered in the center of the drawing are the Committee of Five. From left to right: John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin.

No comments: