Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence was the eloquent, concise, and persuasive piece around which the American colonies rallied during the American Revolution. Jefferson listed the many grievances the colonists had with the British crown and stated it was natural for the colonies to break away. Readers will examine this document and trace the origins of the ideas found within. They'll learn what was happening in the colonies as the Second Continental Congress debated their next move in the war with England. This book provides a thoughtful look at perhaps the most celebrated document of our nation.