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John Hancock inspired a saying we still use today.

 

John Hancock inspired a saying we still use today.


“Put your John Hancock here.” Have you ever heard that phrase?

We all know the person is asking for your signature, but why is that a common saying?

As it turns out, John Hancock, who served as president of the Continental Congress, was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.

But it’s not just that. His signature was large, flourishing, and very noticeable.

It was risky business to sign it – treason, to be exact.

According to legend, he wanted King George to be able to read it without his glasses, which is why it’s so big.

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