Declaration Of Independence Dbq Analysis

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Without the Declaration of Independence, our government would not be the same today. In 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration. The Declaration contained four ideals, equality, unalienable rights, consent of the governed, and the right to alter or abolish government. Out of all four ideals, I think the most important ideal is consent of the governed. The first ideal is Equality. Equality is important because it gives everyone equal rights and opportunities. Diana Pham said that here daughters graduating from college would not be possible without out country’s belief in equality (Doc A). Now, everyone is treated fairly and treated with respect no matter what your gender, race, religion, or cultural background is. With equality, everyone is able to reach their full potential. The second ideal from the Declaration is unalienable rights. The three unalienable rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Unalienable rights let people be able to own their own property and have certain freedoms. Everyone has to be equal in order to achieve liberty because people have to be equal in order to have the same freedoms. It is important for everyone to have unalienable rights because with these rights, people have the opportunity to be happy and the opportunity to live. The third ideal is the right to alter or abolish government. It is important…show more content…
Consent of the governed is important because it helps people be involved in government and people can express their own opinions without punishment from the government. This gives people the ultimate authority and helps people achieve liberty. In 1989, Chinese people protested because they wanted their government to change to a democracy. The Chinese government killed up to 3,000 people just for protesting (Doc C). When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he said that the purpose of government is to represent the ideas of the
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