I haven’t checked this out myself yet, but I’ve been told that the word Independence, although it’s in the title, is not in the body of the document. How can that be? Time to read it again.
It should be noticed that of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, only two went on the become Presidents of the United States of America. And they were the two who had the most to do with the writing and adoption of that historic document. Those two were Thomas Jefferson (3rd President) and John Adams (1st Vice President and 2nd President, to serve only 1 term).
Also both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams passed away within hours of each other on the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1826.
One other President passed away on July 4, 1831, the 55th Anniversary of that great document, and that was James Monroe. James Madison came close dying on June 28th, 1836, the 60th Anniversary. He didn’t want to have his doctors help him to survive a few extra days just for that honor.