Declaration Of Independence Literary Analysis

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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
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I’m not saying that the people of the United States should completely run the government, however, they should have a say in what is being said and done within their states and within the country. The writer of the Declaration of Independence stated, "My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." (Jefferson) If the government is set on controlling the lives of the people, they will have no lives to control. The natural human instinct is to retract from situations in which we feel as though we have no say. The Declaration itself states, “-That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it” (Lines 22-25). Citizens of America would have to be blind if they could not see the destructiveness of the government at certain times. Instead of the people working with the government, that certain political party has been attempting to control the lives of the people under its’ power, which would make Jefferson shake his head, and goes in the exact opposite direction of where the Declaration of Independence wanted us to go. Americans also need to work harder to regain control of the political…show more content…
America was a country that was built upon by the hopes and dreams of immigrants wanting a happier life, and is now being held up barely by the falling apart of our political systems. In my lifetime, I have never once heard a person say that they are truly happy with the way the American government is running business, and it should not be that way. “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government” (Hutyra). Happiness is the most important aspect in the development of a human’s brain. Happiness releases endorphins, which are important. However, people cannot release endorphins if the pressure of the government not doing their job in the correct way is weighing down immensely on their backs. “...and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness” (Lines 28-30). The administration of the United States needs to truly work harder to make sure that the citizens are happy. It is evident that not every single human will be happy with the decisions that are made, however, the majority of decisions should not have a personal veto on the, as to cause distress among the
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