How Did The Declaration Of Independence Influence The Constitution

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Influence of the Declaration of Independence on The Constitution The Declaration of Independence was written by the founding fathers (John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington) of America to disunify from the power of George III, the British king. While under the domination of Britain, America felt like their rights were being contravened. Using the grievances they endured from the king, America created a constitution that protected the rights they felt that they never had. Overall,The Declaration of Independence set a pavement for the Constitution. The Founding Fathers felt that the only way to correct the dereliction they felt they suffered from the king, was to …show more content…

For example, soldiers were no longer forced into people's homes unless given permission or deemed absolutely necessary; “No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.” (Constitution, 1789). The founding fathers wanted to create a government where people with high power can not violate the American citizens. The issue on “Trial by jury” that was giving in the Declaration of Independence was written as a protected right in the Bill of Rights; “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.” (Constitution, 1789). This right was created to ensure that people were giving a fair trial by jury that was not previously giving under the power of

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