Many supporters of the legalization of marijuana often mistakenly say that the Declaration of Independence is written on hemp but they are only partially correct.
The original drafts of The Declaration of Independence were written on paper material made from Hemp which is, yes, the same plant as marijuana.
The majority of paper at the time was made from a combination of hemp and flax as well as the occasional use of a verity of recycled cloth fibers.
The final document which is housed in the National Archives was treated as any other important historical document at the time and indeed even to day would be. After the final product was approved (which happened to be on hemp paper) it was then transferred to a fine Vellum parchment made of sheepskin which was the practice for any significant document for well over a millennium.
Our Independence was written paper made of Hemp aka Marijuana. Cannabis during those times were the #1 source of plant that made over 25,000 products such as clothing, shampoo, paper etc... Hemp was and still is eco-friendly to the society of this great planet.
This answer is only partially true, the original document was written on hemp. However the one that was signed is on parchment which is made from animal skin. The main reason for this is that parchment of this type will last much longer then any kind of paper.
Actually it was not paper but animal skin.... Most likely lamb... dried and stretched, wetted and stretched more... then dried again.
we made the cases that now contain the "charters of Freedom". that's the declaration, constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The original document was written on hemp, but the one that was signed was written on parchment or dried animal skin
I believe it was written on hemp paper, to my knowledge.
The handbills that were handed out was a cheap paper, but the original document is on parchment.
what type of paper though
parchment which is animal skin
Thomas Jefferson (:
Are you referring to the American Declaration of Indepedence drafted and sent to King George III?
The writer of the Declaration was Thomas Jefferson
In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper.
Thomas Jefferson. It was drafted on July 4th, 1776.
Thomas Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson (:
The Declaration of Independence (1776). The United States Constitution (1787).
you misspelled when
It was 44 delegates from the 13 colonies who went to Philadelphia.