Resources for Episode 2

By The Sons of History

It's mid-June 1776 and the Declaration of Independence has been written. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were part of a five-man team commissioned to write America's most famous document. 

The Sons of History bring to life the conversations that took place during the writing of the Declaration (according to the documents and text provided below, especially the final draft of the Declaration of Independence and Jefferson's rough draft).

Letters and Books

  • John Adams - David McCullough
  • 1776 - David McCullough
  • John Adams - James Grant
  • The Art of Power - Jon Meacham
  • The Essential Wisdom of the Founding Fathers - Edited by Carol Kelly-Gangi
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights - George Mason
  • Thoughts on American Liberty - John Witherspoon
  • Summary View of the Rights of British America - Thomas Jefferson
  • On the Stamp Act - James Otis
  • The Rights of Colonists as Men - Samuel Adams

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