The Creation Of Men By Thomas Jefferson Essay

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The Creation of Men The Declaration of Independence, without a doubt, expressed Thomas Jefferson’s perspective on how men were created. In the Declaration, Jefferson claimed “we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men [were] created equal, that they [were] endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these [were] Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” His claim has been called the “single phrase” of the American Revolution period with the greatest continuing importance. The phrase not only became a well-known statement on human rights, but a statement of principles through which the United States Constitution should be interpreted. Therefore, Jefferson’s claim aimed to help the political world shape into a more desirable government today. One of the most important claims written by Thomas Jefferson remained in the Declaration of Independence in order to represent a moral standard to which the United States needed to strive. Jefferson’s claim, which was written as the primary sentence in the opening of the Declaration, included his viewpoint that “all men were created equal.” His idea about the equality of men provided inspiration to numerous national Declarations of Independence throughout the world. Thus, the phrase all men were created equal has since been considered a signature statement to follow during the human rights movement (Source B). However, the claim’s true revolutionary significance -then as well as now- was the…

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