The Declaration of Independence is a document of the Revolutionary war that declared the freedom of the American colonies from Great Britain. Adopting the Declaration on July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress celebrated the birth of the Declaration, ever since it was founded.
The Declaration Of Independence contained reasons for the colonies to discontinue the following of British rules. It clearly stated that the people of every country have the right to overthrow and change their government that does not suit them. Then, farther down the document it also had the ways the British had violated the colonists ways.
John Hancock, President of the Second, wrote the Declaration of Independence and was the first to sign it, and wrote a comment on it that stated, &can read my name with out spectacles, and may now double his reward of £500 for my head. In the preamble part it stated from John Locke, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
The parts are:
(1) The Preamble
(2) The Declaration rights
(3) A Bill of Indictment
(4) A Statement of Independence
The declaration wasnt an idea just made up at the last moment; John Locke who disagreed with the Britishs Laws and rights made it. So they made up the declaration and made their own rights.
Rakove, Jack N. “Declaration of Independence.” World Book Online Reference Center. 2007. Internet. 1/11/2007