No, this has nothing to do with the Declaration of Independence, its about the types of web directories in the market today. The typical, "web directory", (this is the type that includes all the big-name, old, well established directories), is basically a well organized, category-driven catalog of websites, listed under one or more keywords (tags) or categories, and locations. This type of directory mainly lists "websites", regardless of whether the listing is for a brick-and-mortar business or a blog site about "Best Dressed Monkeys In Denmark". these listings consists of a title, a very short description, and a link (from the category page) to the listing website. The "business directory" or "local directory" type focuses more on providing the brick-and-mortar business information, this includes all of the information found on the aforementioned directory type, with the major difference of a "listing details page" that includes a more extensive detailed description of the "business", including business hours, service area, contact information, location map, and in some instances, business reviews and rating. Some even provide links to the business's social media pages. So, from the listing-owner side of things, if you just run a website that provides information, consulting or downloadable products, your regular web directory listing is really all you'd need. On the other hand, if you have a hardware store, restaurant, or any other kind of brick-and-mortar business, the business-type directory is where you'll need to be listed in.