Life, Liberty, and Happiness

Directions: The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important docu­ments in the history of the United States. It represents the official first step toward the separation of the 13 colonies from the control of Great Britain. The document was written by Thomas Jefferson. In it, Jefferson wrote, "We hold these truths to be self­evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Using photographs and magazines, find pictures that capture what Jefferson was saying and paste them below. With it, include a paragraph about what you think this statement means.

Updated: 18th July 2015 — 3:09 pm