Letter To The Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, was a letter to the king of Great Britain, initiating the fact that the thirteen colonies of North America sought independence in July of 1776. He begins with the preamble in which explains why it is necessary for them to subvert their ruler to become a separate nation. There are several points made by Jefferson within the preamble to start his argument. For example, “all men are created equal,” and they possess “certain unalienable rights” which they believe the government never ought to violate. Among these are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness based on John Locke's philosophy. If the government fails to protect those…show more content…
Those who appealed to British citizens were also ignored, despite their “common kindred”. After several tries, he and many others believed that they had no choice but to declare independence. While they are trying to keep a peace within the nation, some of the British and even colonists, have thrown up their noses at Jefferson for being a slave holder. The King even wanted these slaves to “bear arms against their country” and to “become the executioners of their friends and brethren.” That because Jefferson owned slaves he was in the wrong entirely. Thomas Jefferson clearly shows through The Declaration of Independence that liberty and a legitimate government is important, as well as, giving men equal opportunity. Taking these rights away then brought to light to the colonists on how to establish a government where these attributes still stand. The people could not merely step away from Great Britain on small and petty accounts. It had to be depicted that there were several problems occurring under the rule of the King. Jefferson had to prove their rights to liberty, equality, and a true government were being buried in the ground by who they saw as a
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