Literary Criticism Of The Declaration Of Independence

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What to do about America (A Literary Analysis on the Declaration of Independence) A lot in the world has changed since America became a brand new country, with very little political experience, and even less support from neighboring countries. Now, the United States of America is one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world, and it’s all because a small group of men decided to speak out and declare independence from Great Britain. While five people helped put together the document, Thomas Jefferson is the true author of the Declaration of Independence and had a very strict idea of the America that should be. He once said, “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom” (Jefferson). However, since the writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence, a few different actions have taken place that do not go hand in hand with the words of Jefferson. There are three main points that Jefferson would have a say in about America today, which are that we are no longer united as we once were, the people no longer control the government, and the government does not look out for the happiness of the people anymore. To begin, it is clear that in America, there is a certain point of unity that has been lost over the years, and that us as Americans need to strive to regain. Our country has the word ‘United’ in the middle of the name, so why is is so hard to stay as such? In the Declaration, Jefferson states, “...that all men are created equal…”(Line 13).

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