The Declaration Of Independence, By Thomas Jefferson

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The Declaration of Independence The excerpt taken from the beginning of The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, strongly emphasizes the unalienable rights of mankind. These rights include life, liberty, and the right to seek happiness. It is also stated that if a government does not protect the unalienable rights of its people, the people have the right and responsibility to take it upon themselves to repair or replace their government. Though, the thoughts in this document are not original, the thoughts reflect the philosophical and political ideas of the 18th century Enlightenment period in Europe, including the ideas of Thomas Hobbes, Jacques Rousseau, and, most particularly, John Locke. There are
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