Hamilton's Response To The Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence was written on July, 2 1776 by Thomas Jefferson. It was not signed by all members of the parliament until July 4, 1776. The Declaration of Independence proposed that all men were equal in society. Perhaps as important as the Declaration, it was Abraham Lincoln 's own interpretation of the Declaration, which he wrote and spoke about in response to the Supreme Court 's horrific decision in the Dred Scott case of 1855. While there had been accusations at the time that the Founding Fathers did not include African-Americans in the references to citizenship in the Declaration 's wording, Lincoln elegantly & irrefutably argued that the Fathers had to have had based on the principles of the 'Enlightened ' notions of life & citizen that men like Thomas Jefferson were clearly alluding to. Thus, Lincoln preserved the legacy of the Declaration - the cost was the Civil War - but through the 13th &14th Amendments the Constitution, the Declaration rightly or…show more content…
The Bill of Rights plays an important part in U.S. history. The Bill of Rights and the Constitution defined the limits of government, not the people. They define what government was responsible for protecting as well as what not to restrict or take away. The Bill of Rights was designed to keep government in check, not the people. The contextual factors and societal forces that were played in the roles and the development of each document were In reference to the Bill of Rights all were considered equal. Hamilton, Madison ,early on and Noah Webster to name a few believed the Bill of Rights was not necessary because they were already contained in the Constitution and that a Bill of Rights would be misinterpreted to give meanings that were not intended. The majority of states were in favor of the Bill of Rights; the Constitution would not be ratified without a Bill of Rights. It is a parchment barrier and history has proven that parchment barriers have not provided absolute protection of
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