Declaration of Independence Bookmark
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Solid brass, electroplated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print
- 5/8 X 5 1/4 inches
The Declaration of Independence reminds us of our inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Where better to rediscover these vital words than nestled within the leaves of a book, marking your place? A wonderful gift, this bookmark was made in the United States and is exclusive to the National Archives Store.
Drafted by 33 year old Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty. It was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, and announced that the 13 American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead, they formed a union that would become a new nation: the United States of America.