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Declaration of Independence Essay

  • Submitted by: marianela10
  • on August 30, 2013
  • Category: History
  • Length: 1,193 words

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The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of American history. It has been included among one of the most important documents ever to be written in the history of the United States of America.   "The Declaration of Independence" is a world famous political manifesto in which Jefferson’s revolutionary vision is expressed, related to natural human rights, the birth of government and the functions of the government. The declaration of independence was not written as essay in the beginning, it was a political speech delivered by Jefferson in the meeting of the Continental Congress and later it was printed as an essay. This writing describes the law of nature and says that nature has created all men equal and freedom is the blessing of all human beings.
The Declaration of Independence can be split into three parts, opening, middle, and closing. The opening includes “the Introduction”, or “Preamble” and “an outline of the political philosophy”, in other words, the theory of government. The introduction opens by stating the purpose of the document “to declare the causes that compel the colonists to separate themselves from the British Crown”. It has become necessary for the 13 colonies to separate from Great Britain. These 13 colonies have the right to become a nation as legitimate as any other nation. Additionally, it is important to explain to the public, including those in other nations, why this declaration of independence is being made. The second paragraph contains the philosophy upon which the declaration is based stating that "all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain “unalienable Rights”, which the government should never take away. These rights include "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Governments exist to support the rights of men. Governments exist only through the power of the people that they represent. When a government fails to grant rights to the people and...

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