Declaration of Independence

By: Mackenzie Young

What is the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the United States. The Declaration of Independence is important because it is an important part of the democracy because it contains the ideals for our nation.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence at the age of 31. Thomas was in the second Continental Congress.

Some of the Main People

Tomas Pain

Tomas Pain

Tomas Pain wrote Common Sense, Common Sense influenced the Patriots. The booklet convinced many of the colonists to support independence. More than 500,000 copies of Common Sense were made. Every one was reading it even soldiers were reading it!