What Influenced The Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence often reminds citizens of all the great freedoms to enjoy in this country. To the people who signed and wrote the Declaration in 1776, it was much more than just being able to enjoy freedoms in their new land. By signing that paper, they were agreeing to give up everything they had. They put their families, friends, homes, and businesses at risk of being attacked by the British, however they felt strongly enough about what the British were doing to them that they were willing to risk it all. The Declaration of Independence was influenced by many different people, events, and things, including Thomas Jefferson, The Tea Tax, and the Boston Massacre. Thomas Jefferson was a quiet man, but he was well-spoken. He wrote a large majority of The Declaration of Independence, although he never volunteered to do so. Jefferson was the natural choice and everyone assumed that he would write the document. He was later chosen to write the draft by a committee. Thomas had many beliefs that shone through in the Declaration. He felt that the national government should play a small role in citizens lives and promoted individual liberty. We see these beliefs reflected when the Declaration says “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in…show more content…
They had reached their breaking point and decided to write the Declaration of Independence and finally declare war on England. If it wasn’t for this document, we would not be here today, enjoying amazing freedoms in this beautiful country that we are so lucky to call
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