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Introduction The United States Constitution and The Declaration of Independence are two of Americas most famous documents that laid the foundation for its independence as a nation and separation from British rule The following paper will compare these two documents and decipher the difference of the two While both Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution contain important information regarding Americas independence they are also different in many respects Drafted by Thomas Jefferson the Declaration of is Independence one of the nations most cherished symbols of liberty and Thomas Jeffersons most enduring monument Each colony sent delegates to Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1774 to form the First Continental Congress Although the colonies were not prepared to declare war on Britain they were very unhappy under British rule They began to debate whether it was possible to gain independence from Britain without going to war and if so how they would go about it Unfortunately King George III learned of the civil unrest in the colonies and sent additional troops to protect his property and quell rebellions Since England was not willing to negotiate war was inevitable History of Independence Day In exalted unforgiving and unforgettable phrases the Declaration of Independence expresses the convictions under the British rule in the minds and hearts of the American people The Declaration of Independence is a powerful document that contains signatures from representatives from the 13 colonies It also contains verbiage that accuses the then present King of Great Britain George III of disregarding laws abusing his power as king and having a blatant disregard for the best interest of the people living in the colonies The Declaration of Independence refers to the then current state of conditions under British rule of then King George III as being one of oppression The United States Constitution was formed several years after the Declaration of Independence and serves as the base expectation that the United States will operate
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