Declaration of Independence Tee
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Printed in U.S.A.
- 100% cotton
While considering some of his or her own self-evident truths, your little citizen can make a unanimous Declaration of Independence in this t-shirt depicting the 1776 document that started it all. Please note that the text printed on this shirt is in blue ink, not white as pictured.
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.
The original Declaration is on permanent exhibit in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.