Several men wrote the declaration of independence. They were John Adams, John Livingston, and Ben Franklin. Thomas Jefferson would become the primary drafter.
When was the declaration written?
The declaration was a "break-up letter" to the king of Britain. It stated that "all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights"
Why was the declaration of independence written?
The declaration was written, finalized, and ratified at independence hall in Philadelphia PA
The declaration began writing on May 1776 and was ratified on July 2nd, 1776 and was sent to publication on July 4, 1776
The Declaration was written to declare independence from Great Britain, list and explain grievances against the British empire, and to state the beliefs of colonists in natural rights, liberties, and freedoms.