- What Makes the Declaration Unique?
- What Is Equality?
- What is the Basis for the Theory of the Declaration?
The Declaration of Independence is one of our nation's most important founding documents, expressing the basic purposes of self-government, limited constitutionalism, and what it means to be an American. Below one can read the original text, as well as consult three annotated versions explaining the Declaration's basic principles, its historical context, and a glossary of terms.