Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, PA. The Declaration of Independence was signed to declare the independence of the 13 colonies in the U.S. Thomas Jefferson wrote the declaration because he was a Virginian, therefore by gaining his support, all of the colonies would be in agreement of the event. Many delegates signed the Declaration, while only a few were not present. The Declaration of Independence is a document founded by the Continental Congress in 1776 that proclaimed the meaning that all men are equal and should all have the same rights.