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From what I'm aware of

From what I'm aware of Happiness is derived from Happenstance which means chance or chance circumstance. It is made up of Happen + [circum]stance. So, for the time which the Declaration of Independence was written, the Pursuit of Happiness referred to the Pursuit of chance circumstance: in more modern meaning it would be similar to the chance to be successful, thrive, or accomplish what one dared to try to do.