Dec. 19, 2020

Propaganda With a Legacy - The Declaration of Independence

Propaganda With a Legacy - The Declaration of Independence

This episode breaks down one of the most iconic documents in American History - the Declaration of Independence. A document that has served as our guiding light throughout history, I share the history of this document and how it started out as a piece of propaganda meant to drum up support for the ongoing war.

This week I discuss the creation of one of the most infamous documents of American history - the Declaration of Independence.

Vying for a way to be taken seriously and gain much needed support for their act of treason, the members of the Continental Congress drafted perhaps the most infamous piece of propaganda - the Declaration of Independence. While this document has historical importance and has influenced generations of those seeking their freedom, the original document had no legal basis or standing. Tune in as I discuss this and more!

Source Used This Episode:

  • The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas by Carl Lotus Becker
  • American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence by Pauline Maier
  • These Truths by Jill Lepore
  • Who Was Delaware’s John Dickinson and Why You Should Care by William Murchison (LINK)