The Deceleration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July, 4 1776.
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.
Bill Of Rights
The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments to the Constitution. The Bill of Rights were written by James Madison. Madison wrote 39 proposals to be added to the Constitution. The House of Representatives approved 17 amendments. The Senate approved 12 amendments but only 10 were approved by the States.