Synthesis Essay: The Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important pieces of literature ever written, so I saw it fit that I chose it as the topic of my research paper. It is still relevant to our lives today due to the fact that it is still in use. The Declaration of Independence set not only the basis for our own government but governments around the world. The Declaration also set up the beginning of what is known as a Democracy. Through the use of syntax in The Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson attempts to unite the people of the colonies and lay a foundation for a newly emancipated country.
Thomas Jefferson was born in 1743 in what now is known as Albemarle County, Virginia to Jane Randolph and Peter Jefferson (Gura 337). Starting at a young age education was very important to Jefferson. He felt as though his father’s education was “ quite neglected” he also felt that his father was always “eager after information” (337) therefore leading people to be he wanted to be like his father. After graduating from the College
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William Small. Dr. Small introduced Jefferson to the works of Francis Hutcheson who wrote “An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue” and Henry Home, Lord Kames who wrote “Essays on the Principles Morality and Religion” (Gura 337). In 1769, Jefferson began his legislative career when he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgess. In 1774, Jefferson wrote “A Summary View of the Rights of British America” in which he argued that the ties to the British Monarchy were voluntary and not irrevocable. On June 11th, 1776 he was appointed to join Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston in drafting a Declaration of Independence. While the committee made suggestions as to what they wanted to put into the declaration it was evident that the draft was Jefferson’s own

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