The four parts of the Declaration of Independence are the Preamble, a statement asserting the rights of all people, a third section on the grievances of the King and Parliament and a fourth section granting freedom and i... More »

The Declaration of Independence was written to justify the American colonies' break from Great Britain and to make it easier to gain international support from potential allies. It enumerated the rights of man and the gr... More »

Thomas Jefferson was the author of the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, which he based on the deliberations of a committee of five men, including himself. After incorporating changes suggested by Benjamin ... More » History Modern History US History

The Declaration of Independence is a summary of grievances against the King of England and an outline of basic rights granted to U.S. citizens. The Declaration of Independence also functioned as an official announcement ... More »

Approved by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence declared the 13 American colonies independent from England. Independent was formally declared on July 4, 1776, and the Declaration was... More » Government & Politics US Government The Constitution

The 13 colonies declared their independence in 1776 during the American Revolutionary War, with the Declaration of Independence. This document proclaimed the formation of a new independent nation. However, this was not r... More »

The Declaration of Independence set forth a formal assessment of grievances against the British government and declared that, because their rights had been violated repeatedly, the 13 North American colonies were formall... More »