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What Does Our Freedom Mean Essay

  • Submitted by: incharge89
  • on February 14, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 730 words

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what does our freedom mean

      The Declaration of Independence was approved by congress on July 2, 1776. Two days later Thomas Jefferson along with a five man committee started to write the Declaration of Independence. The introduction of the Declaration refers to the Laws of Nature and the Laws that god entitled the people to assume any type of political independence. The introduction also points out the reasons for independence under reasonable terms. So what the Declaration does is it explains the terms thoroughly.
  The next part of the Declaration starts with the most famous words, “We hold these truths to be self- evident that all men are created equal….” The preamble mentions the certain rights that can’t be violated, and those rights include the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If those right are violated the people have the right to themselves by overthrowing the government, because that stage the government is not protecting its people.
  The next part of the Declaration of Independence states the sufferings of the American colonies and how they feel the constraints of trying to form a new government. King George III is accused of twenty seven different abuses that interfere with American colonies being able to create a government. Some of the rights that he is accused of abusing are, fair judicial system; instituting legislation that affected colonies without their consent, increasing taxes on colonists; requirement to quarter British soldiers; right to trial by jury; preventing them from trading freely. These are some of the rights that are mentioned in the Declaration of Independence.
  Then there is the part of the Declaration that covers some more and finishes up the reasons that the American colonies should be able to separate from the state of England. This part also talks about how they want to separate from England, but they want it to be a peaceful separation because at the end of the day England and America were...

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