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This lesson is designed to teach how Thomas Jefferson spoke for the thirteen colonies when he wrote the Declaration of Independence and took a stand to free the colonies of British rule.

This lesson plan was part of the Gateway to Dayton Teaching American History: Citizenship, Creativity, and Invention project which was sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council and was a National Endowment for the Humanities We The People project.

This lesson plan was created between 2003-2005.