Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Declaration of Independence NULL

A statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and thus no longer a part of the British Empire, written primarily by Thomas Jefferson

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."