Essay about The Declaration Of Independence By Thomas Jefferson

798 Words Oct 30th, 2015 4 Pages
The Declaration of Independence is a familiar, symbolic title to the American people. But exactly what weight does this title bear? And for what reason was The Declaration of Independence written? This paper hopes to answer these questions by delving deeper than common knowledge on the document’s intents and purposes. Americans of the United States may often forget what the true history is behind such a recognizable part of our founding. Much of the nobility and virtuous sentiment remembered and quoted by many Americans today is in fact, fallacy; in this paper, we will investigate the productive words of the Declaration of Independence, while steering through the purposeless righteous rambles, by dissecting the five elements of the document throughout the next several paragraphs. The Heritage Foundation endorses The Declaration of Independence as the “founding document of the American political tradition.” The Declaration is well known as a most powerful attestation by the thirteen colonies confirming separation from British rule. Also well recognized is the theme of righteousness and honor, skillfully written by Thomas Jefferson:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” (US, 1776).
Quite ironic this statement is considering the United States will go on from this historical period owning slaves as…

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