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5 interesting facts about the Declaration of Independence


Happy Fourth of July, Americans! In addition to the fireworks, family, and fun—take a moment to celebrate with these five lesser-known facts about the Declaration of Independence. See a few below:

  • Using spectral imaging technology, researchers finally revealed the truth behind Thomas Jefferson’s mysterious smear under the word citizens. Jefferson actually slipped up and wrote “subjects” and then quickly realized that’s not what he meant to say.
  • There was no “United States” in the Declaration of Independence.
  • A flea-market shopper bought an old copy of the Declaration of Independence for four dollars, and later sold it for more than eight million.

See all five facts at Neatorama.

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