It’s hard to believe that just over 1,000 words could change world history, but one document—only 1,337 words long—holds ideas more powerful than dynamite.
This document’s ideas shook up the mighty British Empire. It launched a new nation. And it is still greatly admired today. What is this document? The Declaration of Independence, of course. The story of its creation reads like an adventure tale. It involves a hated king, a tea party, and a group of rebels who became the nation’s heroes.