America's most important document was written on a tight deadline of 17 days by Thomas Jefferson, who already had a full schedule. This 6-page, laminated guide includes the full declaration with footnotes, but also details surrounding the writing of the document. Small details and very significant global implications truly solidify an understanding and respect for this quintessential step toward this nation becoming independent. Includes Jefferson's draft statement on the slave trade, a timeline of events, brief biographies of the 56 signers, local declarations affirming the call and global declarations inspired by the Declaration of Independence. Each page is 8-1/2 x 11".