The Etymology of the “Carbine Rifle”, the Illegality of the Signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, How Copies of the Declaration of Independence Were Created, Paper Fading Over Time, and the Type of Paper Used for the Declaration of Independence and its Copies

Carbine rifles are called as such because they denote a shorter and lighter rifle than the standard rifle, called as such because of the French term "carabiniers" which refers to "cavalry soldiers". Signing the Declaration of Independence was considered treason and punishable by death. Copies were made by causing the ink to become wet again and pressing it into a copper plate which was turned into an etching. All paper work fades over time, especially paperwork printed on paper which is not acid...

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