Ideals Of The Declaration Of Independence Essay

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The Ideals of the Declaration: Which is Most Important? There are four ideals in the Declaration of Independence. The American Government became independent in July 1776. Five men wrote the Declaration of Independence, the main one being Thomas Jefferson. The Declaration of Independence consisted of an introduction, a long list of grievances against the British and a Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. The Declaration has four main ideals for what is needed in a country. The Ideals are equality, right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, consent of the Governed and the right to alter or abolish the government. The most important ideal is equality. The citizens of America need unalienable rights to protect themselves from the government. The unalienable rights are the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In the document Andrew Sullivan …show more content…

The government has changed so much since 1776 that equality means men and women are equal. In July 1848, about 260 women and 40 men met at a women's rights convention in Seneca New York. At the convention they adopted a Declaration of Sentiments, in the declaration it stated that men and women are created equally and these rights should be obvious to the people. In 1980 Diana Pham and her husband moved to chicago from communist Vietnam. Her two daughters were able to go to college and graduate. The ideal of equality made it possible for diana's children to have the same opportunities as men by going to school. If a certain group of people think they are better than the rest they will try to control everybody, because they think that they are better and know how to do things the ‘right’ way. Equality is the most important because it gives people the chance to do and be whatever they want. Without equality Diana Pham’s daughters wouldn’t have had the chance to go to school. (Document

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