Which famous document was signed by 56 Founding Fathers today in 1776?


by / August 1, 2011

Answer: The Declaration of Independence.

Commonly believed to have been signed on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was only adopted by the Continental Congress on that date. It was not until August 2 that delegates began signing it.

For more on the history of the Declaration of Independence, visit the National Archives' Charters of Freedom.

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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