Task 1 for AGT1 The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 for the purpose of establishing America as an independent nation and to explain the reasons why the colonies were declaring their independence. In it, he states that governments were to be put in place by the governed to uphold the unalienable rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. If the government failed or was destructive to this cause, the governed not only had the right to remove the current government and establish a new one, but a moral duty to do so. Because of the treatment of the colonists, Jefferson saw it necessary to the success of the people that this document be written. Some of the most recognizable and debated statements are found in the Declaration.
George Washington stated that they should deal with “sincerity and good faith adopt and pursue a conduct friendly and impartial [to Britain].” He may have stated this for he was the first to be the role model of the future presidents, therefore he would want to leave a legacy that will effectively put American in the positive direction. As a neutralist, George Washington advised Thomas Jefferson to not be involved in any affairs or involvement with other nations on March 13th, 1793 (Doc B). The first president would have written this to Jefferson because Washington strongly opposes any interactions with other nations. An additional document that may further help analyze the evolution of America and the foreign policy would be
In the Monroe Doctrine, it states that foreign colonization was off limits to the western hemisphere. This was stated to make the U.S. look like they had control even through they did not have the power to back it up. In 1904 President Roosevelt came out with Roosevelt’s Corollary. This pretty much re-stated the Monroe Doctrine, but in this case the U.S. had the power to back it up. “But we must also remember that it is as much the duty of the Nation to guard its own rights and its own interests as it is the duty of the individual so to do.” (Roosevelt’s Corollary).
constitution Justice Antonin Scalia believes in the principle of orginalism. According to Scalia originalist interpret the constitution by “begin with the text, and give that text the meaning that it bore when it was adopted by the people.”( Scalia page #1.) He then goes on to say how he believes that the Constitution, or any text should not be interpreted strictly or sloppily, but should be interpreted reasonably and to “give the text the meaning it had when it was adopted.” ( Scalia page #1.) Referring to the commentaries on the constitution Scalia talks about how Jospeph Story, the writer of the commentaries, did not think the Constitution evolved. “He said it means and will always mean what it meant when it was adopted.”( Scalia page #1.)
120). The “Living Constitution” is a Progressive theory that has developed to: one take the liberties and power of the government away from the citizenry and two to give more power to the government to enforce the beliefs of a minority or “elite” few. This theory also believes that the federal government should define the scope of practice of the federal government, instead of the Constitution and especially the citizens of the United States defining the federal government’s scope. The “Living Constitution” viewpoint states that the Constitution is open for interpretation and can mean multiple things for different situations which are usually at the expense of the rights of the citizens of the states. The Progressives are able to advance this viewpoint through the misuse of the Judicial Branch of
The Bill of Rights is a list of basic limits on government power and influence, reserves some powers to the states and public, as well as guaranteeing certain fundamental rights and privileges of individuals. Like many other documents in history The Bill of Rights was modeled off of the Magna Carta, which was written in England in 1215. The Bill of Rights was pivotal in getting the U.S. Constitution ratified, and every American today, whether able to recite them or not, enjoys the protections laid out by the founders of our country (2004). Amendment 1: Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition. Government, specifically Congress cannot dictate how people worship or prevent citizens from worshipping.
Between 1815 and 1822 Jose de San Martin led Argentina to independence, while Bernardo O'Higgins in Chile and Simon Bolivar in Venezuela guided their countries out of colonialism. The new republics sought -- and expected -- recognition by the United States, and many Americans endorsed that idea „(USDS Basic Readings). The United States, working in agreement with Britain, wanted to guarantee no European power would move in (Herring). The Monroe Doctrine’s primary objective was to free the newly independent colonies of Latin America from European intervention and control that would make the New World a battleground for the Old. The doctrine put forward that the New World and the Old World were to remain distinctly separate spheres of influence, for they were composed of entirely separate and independent nations (Encyclopedia Brittanica).
1.2 Collaborate and Orate Lesson 1 5/13/14 Declaration of Independence: Relevancy The Declaration of Independence is still applicable today, because it is the bible by which our country survives on. It establishes the purpose of our government, so without it our or with certain unalienable Right, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the o protect unalienable rights of the citizens. The Declaration of Independence specifies we are free and are no longer under British rules. Thomas Jefferson talks about the king's character, showing ethos, half of the Declaration is mainly supported as ethos.
On July 4th 1776 congress approved it. Before the declarations colonists drew on their rights as Englishmen now they asserted their rights as human beings. Our declaration of independence would be a model for other colonies to follow. The first section of the deceleration is the purpous. This part explains that we were going to separate from England because of irreconcilable