The Declaration of Indepence of the United States is a very significant document because it explains why Americans wanted to free themselves from the British rule and more importantly it contains the ideals and goals of this prosperous nation. This remarkable document was adopted in Philadelphia on July 4 of 1776 in the Second Continental Congress meeting. The principal author was Thomas Jefferson who was born on April 13, 1743, and is often referred to as the father of the Declaration of Independence. Nowadays The Declaration of Independence is exhibited at the National Archives in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom in Washington, DC.In the opinion of most people, The Declaration of Independence contains one of the best-known sentences in the English language. In the introduction of this document, the philosophy upon which The Declaration is based on can be found, which is that “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.” This statement is located at the beginning of the Declaration of Independence in the second paragraph.A highly significant component of The Declaration of Independence is the signatures section. There are 56 signatures, but the first and most famous signature on the engrossed copy was that of John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress. These 56 signatures were divided by the 13 established states. The state with more signatures was Pennsylvania, and the one with the least was Rhode Island.The main aim of The Declaration of Independence was to explain to foreign countries why the colonies decided to separate themselves from Great Britain, and to make this separation official. The American colonists decided to separate from Great Britain because they were being treated unfairly, and because they wanted to have more control over their own government and economy. It laid foundation for a democratic government based on equality and freedom. The Declaration of Independence was presented to the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia on July 2, 1776. It was finally adopted on July 4, and as a result the date is celebrated as Independence Day.A change that The Declaration of Independence brought was equal rights and opportunities. I was checking for information about the changes that The Declaration of Independence brought to our society and an article talks about the equality among all men and women, and as of today we can still see those changes. It says in the document that “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal.” When I was doing this paper I found very interesting the history of the united states , this its my first paper about history of the united states , and to be honest I liked . The time pass every day but in this country they always respect rulers and things that they published many years ago. I like the history of this country and I hope to learn more. This its a beautiful paper with beautiful sentences like this country , a beautiful country with awesome people.