How Did Thomas Jefferson Influence On The Declaration Of Independence

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Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence. The document focuses on natural rights because British government was depriving the colonists of natural equality and liberty. In the Declaration of Independence he wrote “ all men are crated equal” (white men) and it's their God-given right to choose their own government. The government derives “their just power from the consent of the people “ who have the right to “alter or abolish” those governments that deny people their right to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”. King George III had no right to impose an “absolute Tyranny over these States” in America. The patriots were willing to fight for their freedom. Thomas Jefferson's was an aristocrat educated as an attorney that got into politics. His political actions almost always benefited the interest of slaveholders and his own…show more content…
The colonists were subjected to government without consent because of “virtual representation.” They were not allowed to vote for Parliament. The new government would be a social contract that allowed land owning males to vote for their representatives. Thomas Jefferson's social status was affected by Americas independence. He wrote one of Americas most important documents in history. He became the nation's first secretary of state, second vise president serving John Adams and the third president of the United States. Independence from the mother country led to the establishment of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. These documents laid the foundation for a democratic government. The United States could establish its own laws and regulations. The economic interest in slavery and the oppressive power over enslaved Africans becomes an issue between the North and the South. Thomas Jefferson believe in abolishing slavery, but he was economically tied to
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