The 15 most important signers of the Declaration of Independence

The signatories that mattered most

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While the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the United States' rebellious document was actually signed on August 2, 1776. In all, 56 individuals put their hand to the Declaration, and by doing so became the country's Founding Fathers. Many signatories have been consigned to history, but a few stand out as truly remarkable men. That said, who are the most important signers of the Declaration of Independence, and why?

Click through and find out the names that mattered most.

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