The Pursuit Of Happiness By The Declaration Of Independence Essay

1342 Words Nov 29th, 2016 6 Pages
In a country where the right to pursue Happiness is written as a guarantee to all citizens, is it really something attainable for all citizens? The sad reality is that certain factors can prevent people from succeeding in society. The Declaration of Independence was the document that established the United States of America as it’s own free country. A country built on the values of freedom and unalienable rights. The Declaration states “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.”. This paper focuses on ‘the pursuit of Happiness’ aspect of this statement. The pursuit of Happiness can be defined as an American citizen’s right to pursue a life that to them, is happy; they can live their life without fear of prejudice or oppression. In the United States there are many people from all walks of life, that is one of the things that makes America unique. There are people with different educational backgrounds, as well as people from differing social classes. This pursuit of Happiness can be much more difficult for people from different minority groups, people of lower economic classes, and or people that do not have higher levels of education. For the many American citizens that don’t fit the cis-gendered, straight, white, male body; the pursuit of Happiness can be difficult and the American Dream even harder to…

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