Second Continental Congress

American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence

Submitted by FHMaster on Sat, 01/07/2017 - 18:38

"Pauline Maier shows us the Declaration as both the defining statement of our national identity and the moral standard by which we live as a nation. It is truly "American Scripture," and Maier tells us how it came to be -- from the Declaration's birth in the hard and tortuous struggle by which Americans arrived at Independence to the ways in which, in the nineteenth century, the document itself became sanctified.