The Declaration of Independence
Last updated 12/20/2007 at Noon
“Those people who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.” – William Penn
Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was the main charter and guiding spirit of our governmental structure for 11 years, from 1776 to 1787, when the Constitution based on the principles of the Declaration was adopted and ratified?
The Declaration states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” and “To secure thes...