Thomas Jefferson And The Declaration Of Independence Essay

760 Words Mar 17th, 2016 4 Pages
Throughout of history we have had many leaders, laws, disagreements, and war. The British are an example of whom the Americans have had disagreements with and have been at war against. From going to war the American leaders have learned to realize what they believe is best for the colonies. From these previous events Thomas Jefferson with the help of other leaders they created the Declaration of Independence.

The rights of Englishmen included: Magna Carta, evolution of Parliament, common law precedents, and the bill of rights in 1869. First, The Magna Carta was one of the most important documents that were written because it established that a king is not absolute, everyone is subject to law, and the right to justice and trial. Second, evolution of Parliament included the House of Lords and House of Commons, which were two houses that included the members of Parliament. Third, the common law precedents included: life, liberty, and property. Also if you were arrested one is entitled to: ask what you did, a speedy trail, and no home invasion.
John Locke explained the compact theory to justify the Glorious Revolution, which included two treaties on government. First, in the state of nature that included in state of nature which then expressed man is reasonable and possesses rights to life, liberty, and property. Second, men set up government to protect rights, which included compact or contrast, mutual obligations of ruler and people, in last extremity and revolution is…

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