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There is no one original copy. After the Declaration of Independence was drafted multiple "fair copies" were made unsigned, Some of these were sent to printers to be printed throughout the colonies. Sometime later a fair copy was made and adopted by the Continental Congress, most of whose members then signed it. This copy is known as the "engrossed" copy. ...


I doubt native faiths were discussed much. The Founding Fathers would have considered American Indian's First Amendment rights to be a non-issue because Indians were not recognized as citizens unless they were of at least half European ancestry. In fact, judges could cite native religion as the reason why Indians were denied the rights and protections of ...

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