>How long did it take Thomas Jefferson to write the Declaration of >Independence? > The committee to draft the Declaration was appointed on June 11. They reported to Congress on June 28. During those 17 days, the committee met, and Jefferson was asked to draft the document. It was reviewed by Adams and Franklin after it was drafted, and then reviewed by the whole committee and sent to Congress. Therefore, it looks like the actual time Jefferson spent was probably something less than two weeks.
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