Significance of the Deceleration of Independence.
After 14 months of brutal disputes and bloodshed it was clear America desired independence from Great Britain and its tyrannical ruler King George III. The increasing number of supporters to this idea made it obvious that no longer could such an unfair and unjust power control the now maturing colonies. A formal deceleration of independence was a must in ultimately severing the American people's connection to their mother country, Great Britain. .
The daunting task of drafting such a crucial document would be the responsibility of none other than Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was eloquent as a correspondent, but he was no public speaker. In the Virginia House of Burgesses and the Continental Congress, he contributed his pen rather than his voice to the patriot cause. As the "silent member" of the Congress, Jefferson, at 33, drafted the Declaration of Independence (www.whitehouse.gov.) The statement was drafted between June 11th and June 28th of 1776. This would not serve to be the final document though, the congressional revision process took all of July 3rd and even most of July 4th. .
This declaration was a marvelous piece that clearly portrayed the American's desire for independence and justified their want to be a necessity. However, Jefferson's Deceleration of Independence was not absolutely essential. A resolution of independence was passed by the Philadelphia Convention on July 2nd and actually this is all that was needed to break away from Great Britain. This does not mean the Decleration of Independence was not an important document, contrarily many historians find it to be one of the most significant pieces in American history.
As many historians put it, the Deceleration of Independence is "the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument." Written in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people.