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The 'adoption,' or acceptance, of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

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John Hancock had more than just a pretty signature. He was a man who knew how to get things done. He commissioned our future first president, George Washington, as commander in chief of the Army of the United Colonies in 1775. After the Revolution, Hancock, as governor of Massachusetts, led his state toward ratification of the U.S. Constitution. He was also active in creating a navy for the new nation. He died in 1793 while serving his ninth term as Massachusetts' governor. So the next time someone asks you for your autograph, think of John Hancock.

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