In this video it explains that the declaration of independence is the document declaring the independence of the 13 colonies from Britain. The enlightenment influenced this document because it used many of the idea of john locke like basic human rights.
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 Continental Congress apppointed The Committee of Five to draft a Resolution of Independence. The five members were Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and John Adams