<span>When Islam began spreading across North Africa in the 600s Axum became isolated and lost power. This, combined with Civil war and economic decline, finally weakened Axum. New trade brought upon by new Muslim community establishments started to make other cities wealthy.</span>
Answer: The Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, with 12 of the 13 colonies voting in favor and New York abstaining. The date that the Declaration was signed has long been the subject of debate.
Thomas Jefferson, when writing the Declaration of Independence of the US used a fundamental Judeo-Christian concept. At the Declaration, Jefferson states that: "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...".
The Judeo-Christian concept of God-given rights (for example: every man is created equal; rights over life and liberty...) is a fundamental concept used by Thomas Jefferson as the core of the Declaration of Independence.