Declaration Of Independence Draft Used Word 'Subject' Instead Of 'Citizen'

07/03/2010 03:43 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hyperspectral images of a draft of the Declaration of Independence reveal that it originally used the word 'subjects' instead of 'citizens' at a critical juncture. After writing "our fellow subjects," author Thomas Jefferson scrubbed it out and replaced it with the familiar alternative.

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