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Print, Darley & Felix Octavius Carr, The Stamp Act Denounced, NYPL

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1776 newspaper publishes the Declaration of Independence

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Print, [Britannia toe] Amer[eye]ca , May 6, 1778, M. Darly, Library of Congress

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Detail, Declaration of Independence interactive

Eighth-grade U.S. history teacher Elizabeth Schaefer "warps" the Declaration of [...] »

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