Declaration of Independence

Updated: 2/9/2021
Declaration of Independence

Storyboard Text

  • Why is the Declaration of Independence so important? It i just a piece of paper.
  • It is very important!
  • The other countries took the US seriously and supported the American Revolution.
  • When the Declaration was made it showed other countries that the US did not obey the king of England anymore.
  • The Declaration made a global impact. It unleashed powerful political, social, and economic forces that would
  • transform the post revolution politics and society.
  • The Declaration of independence was drafted by Tomas Jefferson and signed by representatives of the the 2nd Continental Congress and officially proclaimed the US a free independent nation.
  • It gave Americans natural rights that John Locke talked about. He was a British philosopher who advanced the ideas of natural right and social contract theory
  • King George III was a British King who presided over the loss in the American Revolution; list of changed against him in the Declaration of Independence
  • Wow I had no idea. Thanks for telling me!