American Republic: A Dramatization of the History of the United States

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Scene 1. Congress assembled in the State House, Philadelphia, Penn. John Hancock, President.

Time: July, 1776.

(After rise of curtain Mr. Jefferson makes a motion to appoint a Committee of five to draft a Declaration of Independence. This motion is seconded by John Adams. The motion is then put in due form and is carried. The President appoints on that Committee:)

Thomas Jefferson of Virginia.
John Adams of Massachusetts.
Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania.
Roger Sherman of Connecticut.
Robert Livingstone of New York.

These persons rise when appointed and file out into an adjoining room as the

Curtain Falls

Scene 2. A room in the State House, Philadelphia, Penn.

(Thomas Jefferson, President of the Committee, calls the meeting to order and takes from his pocket a copy of the Declaration Of Independence and reads the first two sections than stands and pantomimes reading on.)

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