The Declaration Of The United States Essay

1001 Words Dec 12th, 2015 5 Pages
The Declaration of Independence is still very relevant today. The formal statement declaring the independence of the thirteen colonies is actually both relevant and irrelevant in different aspects. The Declaration is definitely relevant in how it has altered and changed the world. It’s greatly influenced history and even inspired revolutions such as the French Revolution. Without it the world we know would have been completely different and rewritten. Though, that is just looking at the way that the document is physically relevant or connected to today in the terms of the effects it caused. It has a direct link and will always be relevant because the “today” we know would not have been the same without it. Yet you can still examine whether the philosophical ideas and content themselves on the document carry and are applicable in the present. In this sense it can be argued that some concepts are outdated and some specific content of the document is irrelevant.

The most memorable line of the document,“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” is presently a very relevant idea and philosophy that is currently active. In today’s society there are many movements and protests that are made to challenge any form of inequality. From feminists rallies, in which women protest for the rights that they should already have, to racism protests that combat social inequality, there are tons, such as the Occupy Movement. The Occupy movement is the…

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