Declaration of Independence

Shane Muffler

Where was it signed?

The Continental congress.

When did it take place?

On July 4, 1776

who wrote the decoration of independence.

The Declaration of Independence formally

announced the colonies’ break from Great

Britain. In doing so, it expressed three main

ideas. First, Thomas Jefferson, the document’s

main author

What was the purpose of writing the Declaration of Independence

To get freedom from Britain

What three rights did the writers say were "unalienable" and people were born with?

life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

include at least 3 complaints made against King George.

Next, Jefferson asserted that King George

III had violated the colonists’ rights by taxing

them without their consent. Jefferson

accused the king of passing unfair laws and

interfering with colonial governments. He

also believed that stationing a large British

army within the colonies was a burden