“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. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Thomas Jefferson is credited with being the principal writer the Declaration of Independence. Others writers are John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman. Broadway song writer Lynn Ahrens put it to a beat.
The singer is jazz legend Grady Tate.