How Did Thomas Jefferson Not Support The Declaration Of Independence

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Register to read the introduction…It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”-John Adams. A supporter of the Declaration of Independence and everything it stands for. In the spring of 1787 Jefferson was sent the works of the Constitutional Convention. Jefferson the main author of the Declaration of Independence was very curious as to what the founding fathers had written. He mapped out what he wanted in a good government to be.What Jefferson wrote in the declaration of independence was not supported by the dreams of the new Constitution. The constitution did not support the style of government talked about by T.J. because for one, there wasn 't much room for the power of the people to change their government if they see fit. Secondly it did not give the citizens of the U.S. clear, mapped out “unalienable rights”. Lastly the Constitution did not provide guards for citizens future security in the government as laid out by T.J. in the…show more content…
“That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends (rights), it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and to institute a new Government”- Thomas Jefferson. T.J. states that in order to have a good government the people must have the power to change or abolish their system and create a new one. But in the constitution there was no system of rotation for a president. He could remain an officer for life. This would to a tyrant something the citizens and founding fathers fled Europe from. The citizens wouldn 't have the power alone to change the president. Therefore this was a negative in the Constitution because it did not allow the citizens their right to change what they felt was necessary. Another example of this inability to create change is the fact that under article 1 section 3 of the constitution the members of senate are to be chosen by the legislature every six years. The people have no power or say if they like their state senator. They dont have the power to change them if they don 't like what they 're doing. The legislature could hold all the power and re-elect the same senator and he could hold power for as long as he wanted. The people have to have a say in their government in order to create their happiness. They didn 't
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