Declaration of Independence

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On July the 4th in 1776, a group calling themselves the Second Judgmental Congress got together at Fort McHarry in Maryland. After a ceremony which ended with Paul Revere singing the famous battle hymn known as the National Anthem, the document was signed. From there, it was sent to England by plane presumably and presented to King George himself. Thus began the Evolutionary War.

Abraham Washington

The Declaration of Independence is an item found in the ruins of D.C's National Archives. It can be recovered by the Lone Wanderer for the Rivet City historian Abraham Washington.


The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, announcing that the thirteen American colonies (then at war with Great Britain) were no longer a part of the British Empire. The colonies became one sovereign state in the form of the United States of America. Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration is a formal explanation of why Congress had voted to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The birthday of the United States of America is called Independence Day which is celebrated on July 4, the day the wording of the Declaration was approved by Congress.


In the National Archives' Strongroom, in a safe in the back of the room where you encounter Button Gwinnett.

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  • pcIcon pc If you give Abraham Washington a copy of the Declaration and take this item afterward, it will be stuck in your inventory, weighing you down. [verified]
    • pcIcon pc You can, however, remove it using the console command player.removeitem 3a7f 1, or use the command setquestobject 3a7f 0 to remove the "quest item" flag.
  • pcIcon pc It seems if you take the Bill of Rights from the National Archives and give it to Abraham before you give him the Declaration of Independence, the game will assume you already gave him the Declaration, and he won't accept it. Sydney will not stop following you if you have the document in your inventory, so you either have to kill her or, if on PC, use console commands. [verified]


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