The Declaration of Independence received the unanimous support of all of the delegates of the Second Continental Congress, they proclaimed that it was a self evident truth that men were endowed by his Creator with unalienable rights.
They believed that governments were instituted among men deriving their just power from the consent of the governed. The wanted live in a land where their life, liberty and property would be both respected and protected. They wanted a government that had limited power. They did not want a government that was big enough and strong enough to abuse their rights.Details