Denise, I just got a copy for myself and I've started it. The writing is somewhat academic but witty and points out stuff that I hasd't even considered, such as how fashionable it was among historians to give Locke primacy among philosophers for those affacting the framers, where we were at the time of the book's writing in that crediting cycle and so on. Interesting stuff, for me, at least.
The author tracked "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness" as a variation on another 18th century philosophical point of view, which I'm about to get into, so evidently he touches on the Declaration a bit as well. Anyway, I thought I'd let you know that I'm interested in following up here, and I'd be interested in seeing if you retain any interest, and, if so, what piques your curiosity.
Not that anything has to or that you need to read with me. I loathe homework myself, but if the spirit moves you....