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What Happened to the Signers of the Declaration of Independence? [electronic resource]

MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In this age of texting and tweeting, finding out what happens in American politics is as simple as checking your cellphone. Not so 236 years ago when leaders of America's 13 original colonies met in a hot room in Philadelphia and decided to break their ties with Britain. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the text of the Declaration of Independence--the "Dear George" letter, if you will-by which the colonists told the British, "We are breaking from you and here's why." NewsHour examines the fates of the signers of that most important of all American documents. Origina?
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3 min.
8 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 15, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
What Happened to the Signers of the Declaration of Independence? (2:31)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
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Broadcast date: July 04, 2012.
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53437 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (3 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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