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The Original Uncensored Declaration of Independence - Cambridge Community Television

For many people Independence Day is a time for a Pops concert along the Charles River, for fireworks, music and good times. By contrast, the real July 4 action in 1776 was a time of conflict and anger. An unloved monarch, King George III, had already condemned and cast out those American renegades. In modern parlance, the Declaration of Independence was a way of saying, “OK, rascal King, if that's the way you feel about us, here's what we think of you!”

Jefferson sat down to write a polemic -- what today we might call a real hot blast. The colonists were ready to sock it to the monster Monarch.

Today is it a tradition at the Boston Globe to reprint the text of the Declaration of Independence on its July 4 Editorial page. It is a flashback into history, without comment or context.

In fact, there are at least four versions of the Declaration, ranging from Jefferson's initial heavily edited draft, to an intermediate version approved by the committee of five and ultimately the official version adopted by the entire delegation of the Continental Congress.

Jefferson was only 33 years old, but he was horrified and offended by what the delegation did to his draft. Words and sentences were changed, punctuation and capitalization modernized, and one long vituperation was entirely deleted.

He was so upset he disowned the final product. He felt no pride of authorship until a dozen years later he went to France. He was besieged by Frenchman who wanted to meet the author of the famous Declaration.

Most modern historians see the work of the delegates in July 1776 as superb editing from beginning to end -- from Jefferson's draft to the heavily edited final version. Comparing Jefferson's draft and the final approved version show both the good and bad editorial work. Jefferson and John Adams worked in reasonable harmony assembling the draft, and Adams became the primary supporter of the draft before the full delegation....

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