The Declaration of Independence was sent to the British stating we, the people, are hereby succeeded from the British Empire. Thus United States of America was born, which originally the thirteen colonies. This was written while we were at war with British Empire which they were losing. This was the first document, while the second was the Constitution that gave us our inalienable rights, which both were signed July 4th in 1776.
Edited by Uncle Sam, 27 January 2013 - 08:23 AM.