What Was The Purpose Of The Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration is a statement that was adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. They announced that the 13th American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as the 13 newly Independent states. Instead, they formed a new nation called the United States of America. The leader of the draft was John Adams but Thomas Jefferson was the one to compose the original draft. There were 56 delegates that signed the Declaration. The purpose was to announce and explain separation from Great Britain. The Declaration goes into depth on rights and freedom that we are entitled to have. There are many examples around us today that we can use to explain the document such as the text, historical examples and observations in our society today. The most compelling statement for …show more content…

In 1776 the colonies demanded the Declaration of Independence to happen because they wanted their freedom. In the declaration it explained the arguments that the colonists used to explain why they wanted to be free from British rule. Today we appreciate the Declaration because we do not have to work so hard for our rights and freedom. An historical example is the Constitution of the United States. The purpose of the Constitution was to unite the citizens as members of a whole, and putting the power of the union in the people's hands. Without the brave colonist and for them knowing their rights and freedom they would have never rallied against the fierce British forces. Another historical example is the Bill or Rights. The first ten amendments to the Constitution gave citizens more confidence in the new government and contain many of today’s Americans most valued freedoms. The Declaration’s statements grew bravery in people to stand up for their rights and liberty, history was changed because of the simple document that was written in 1776. The document also has a very huge impact on our live

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