The main purpose of America's Declaration of Independence was to explain to foreign nations why the colonies had chosen to separate themselves from Great Britain.
Where was it written?
Second Continental Congress initially appointed five people to draw up a declaration: Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston.
When was it written?
"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."