- raise funds from colonial legislatures to carry on the war.
- explain to the British public why Americans were repudiating George III, in the hopes that Britons would stop Parliament and the king from waging a bloody war.
- justify the action of Congress by blaming the rupture on George III.
- persuade pro-Loyalist New York and Georgia to join the Patriot cause.
ANSWER: Thomas Jefferson's main purpose in composing the Declaration of Independence was to justify the action of Congress by blaming the rupture on George III.