The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents ever written. In honor of the total separation of America from British rule, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams wrote the document. The document is broken down into two parts. The first part of the document is based on the theory of John Locke, that governments are there to protect life, liberty, and property of its people. Jefferson changed this theory into life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. The second part of the document speaks of the crimes that the British king committed against America, by violating his agreement with the colonists.
The Declaration of Independence still served one major purpose. Its purpose was to emphasize the importance of the idea that all men are created equal. This ideology would help in the establishment of freedom for all individuals, not only as a nation. With the Declaration of Independence we know that all men are created equal for life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
The Declaration of Independence besides for being a document that granted freedom to all men, had a second meaning. This document stood for the end and the beginning, the end of British rule and the being of a new era for all the American colonies. This document built confidence in the entire American nation, since know everyone felt free to run their lives the way they felt was right. People knew their chosen leaders would be the highest authority and know one would second their authority except for the people as a whole.