The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress. The writers of The Declaration of Independence where Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, John Adams, and Robert R.
The Sugar Act: Parliament passed a law that colonist payed 6 pence per gallon. Most colonist sneaked buying sugar so they wouldn't have to pay the tax. This tax hurt the British West Indies because England's product was cheaper
United States Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, 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.