The Declaration of Independence was written on July 4, 1776, as the Americans searched for their independence from Britain.
Part I: PreambleEdit
This part of the Declaration of Independence explains why the continental congress drew up the declaration.
Part II: Natural RightsEdit
Explains that in a Republic, people form a government to protect their rights. Lists the rights of citizens:
- Pursuit of Happiness
Part III: List of GrievancesEdit
Complains against the British government, specially against their current King, George III.
They refuse to adapt to the laws of the colonies.
Part IV: ResolutionEdit
States that the colonies are free and independent states with the full power to make war, to form alliances, and to trade with other countries.