Does CS Know?!

Here are the answers to this week’s questions.

Who was the main author of the Declaration of Independence?


Congress appointed a Committee of Five to draft a statement to the world presenting the colonies’ case for independence. The committee consisted of John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Robert R. Livingston of New York and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. The committee assigned Jefferson the task of writing the original document. After minor alterations were subsequently made by Franklin and Adams, the document was submitted to Congress.

Two passages in Jefferson’s draft were rejected by the Congress — an intemperate reference to the English people and a scathing denunciation of the slave trade. Otherwise, the Declaration was adopted without significant change…..and through it all, Jefferson was its primary author.

The Declaration of Independence made Jefferson internationally famous.

From Early America

What device measures atmospheric pressure?


And here’s a picture of the handy gadget.

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