Why did the Continental Congress choose Thomas Jefferson to be the author of the Declaration of Independence? A. He was known to be an excellent political writer. B. He had traveled in Europe and understood the thinking there. C. He had more experience in government than any other member. D. He was the most famous member of the Congress.
A. He was known to be an excellent political writer. fun fact though, Jefferson was actually part of a committee to write the Declaration of Independence. He was one of the youngest men in Congress and was chosen because he had great handwriting. Though it is not totally true, A is the closest answer.