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Twelfth graders went back in time to Independence Hall in Philadelphia, donned in colonial costumes, to reenact the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. The reenactment included discussion over the decision to separate from England which included opposition from John Dickinson, a delegate at the 2nd Continental Congress who did not sign the document. Besides being a lesson on the creation of our nation, the reenactment also demonstrated how the delegates respectfully listened to the arguments of the opposition, although in the end the majority decision to separate was honored. Students also learned that the phrase “put your John Hancock here” came from the delegate who was the first to sign and the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence.