The Declaration of Independence: Primary Source Readers
Date: May 2012
Duration: 0 hours 20 minutes
The Declaration of Independence was a document that declared the right to be a country that would make its own decisions, starting with the decision to separate from the British control. From taxation to the Boston Tea Party to Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, tension was building against Great Britain. Events finally led to a resolution in Congress that the colonies would form an independent government—a resolution that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.