Thomas Jefferson Declaration Of Independence

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Jimmy Cabral
September 20 2017
English 111
Professor Horowitz

The declaration of independence is one of the oldest articles in the history of the United States, it literally started The United States of America. The declaration of independence states that all individuals have inalienable rights, requiring life, liberty, and property, a document in which the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from Great Britain. If the rights of the people are not protected, people have the right to bear arms and subdue the government, and eventually installing a new one that is willing to secure those rights. The declaration was written by Thomas Jefferson. While liberals of that era wanted to overthrow the British government …show more content…

Independence is much more than it really is. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote about how when a government turns on you and becomes an issue to its people, it is the right of the people “to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government.” Jefferson was very passionate about how all men have rights and “among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Thomas Jefferson realized that these rights aren't there but a job for the people to change to government into something better. Thomas Jefferson, with liberal views, claims that the King of Great Britain has troubled the people of America for far too long. The list of offenses against the colonists proceeds, with a focus on the King's attempts to undermine the governments of the colonies and the horrors of conflict that had already affected the colonists. Jefferson even addresses that for every offense against them; the colonists had tried to communicate peacefully with their oppressors but were only “answered with repeated injury.” Thomas Jefferson concludes the piece by declaring these united colonies as a “free and independent states.” This message to the King in in Europe was what the newly formed states needed to unite under one unit and to show the King of England that they were going to fight for their freedom. …show more content…

Everyone has their own ‘independence.’ Which could be their own inner battles, ideologies, etc. The Declaration of Independence clearly shows the founding fathers of the United States had a good mindset as-well as ‘forward thinkingness’ to pursue for a greater future. The idea of overcoming that mound is ‘independence’ on its own. The whole point of a government such as the one in the United States is to protect the little guy, those who cannot fend for themselves. Independence is necessary to lead on in life, just like the Declaration of Independence did for the United

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