What Are Thomas Jefferson's Goals

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Taylor Keith 10 September 2012 Envisioning the Inalienable Rights Thomas Jefferson visualized a government that allowed its citizens to exercise inalienable rights. He states in The Declaration of Independence, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” (Jefferson 80). How would one define the inalienable rights Life, Liberty and The pursuit of Happiness? Have these rights achieved Jefferson’s goal? I believe that Jefferson’s revolutionary theory of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness has been achieved in American society today. Life is a remarkable privilege given to an individual from the moment born till…show more content…
Any American will achieve the greatest things when their happiness is at its highest point. Being able to pursue one’s own happiness is possible as long as the individual puts all mind and body into it. Jefferson pursued his own happiness by declaring his independence and sharing among the American citizens his meaning of happiness for him and generations to come. From my experience, being able to attend college brings me closer to my dream of being a Sea World trainer in San Diego. Being able to achieve difficult goals shows true happiness in an individual. Third world countries suffer with poverty and do not have the same opportunities as America to achieve their own happiness. Their countries opportunities only reach a certain extent in which they cannot achieve what one can achieve in America. In today’s society, there is no one to deny one’s dreams. The poorest of people in America have an equal chance and opportunity to succeed as much as someone who came from a wealthy background, despite their financial problems. A great example of this is Oprah Winfrey. Coming from a poor family life and living with almost entirely nothing, she was free to step beyond her boundaries to achieve her social empire. In America, one can start with surely nothing but always somehow end up with a successful opportunity to be happy. Happiness is proved to be possible for every individual living in America, but it’s up to the individual to reach out for it. Being happy doesn’t just come naturally, one has to pursue
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