It has four parts:
The declaration of independence has four parts, the preamble explains why the continental congress drew up the Declaration.
Declaration of Natural RightsEdit
List the rights of the citizens, in the republic, the people from a government to protect their rights
List of grievances:Edit
It lists complains against the British government. The King George III is singled out for blame.
Resolutions of independence by the United States Edit
It declares that the colonies are “Free and Independent States” , they say that they have the full power to make war, to form alliances and to trade with other countries.
-They didn’t sign the Declaration on July 4th!: Once the Congress approved the actual Declaration on Independence document on July 4, it ordered that it be send to a printer named John Dunlap. About 200 copies of the Dunlap Broadside were printed, with John Hancock’s name printed at the bottom. Today, 26 copies remain.
-The Declaration and Constitution were hidden away during World War II: Both documents were packed up about two weeks after Pearl Harbor, given a military escort and taken to Fort Knox in Kentucky, where they remained for several years.