The Declaration was composed over a series of weeks, beginning in May of 1776. The finalized draft was issued to the Continental Congress and passed voting on July 2nd, 1776. The draft was sent to publication on July 4th, 1776.
When was it written?
The Declaration of Independence was written to declare independence from Great Britain. It stated the belief of the colonists in natural rights, liberties, and freedoms, and it also listed grievances against the British Empire.