Essay on Thomas Jefferson And The Declaration Of Independence

761 Words Nov 12th, 2015 4 Pages
On the evening of July 4, 1776, 56 members of Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia 13 colonies signed the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, the most famous writing that Thomas Jefferson ever constructed. But the Declaration is not the only the only the only reason why he is famous. Jefferson obtained many qualities throughout his political career, his uses of rhetoric in his writing, and the prestige status he attained through his education law school all display Jefferson to have strong ethos. Jefferson was a very respected American Inventor, Lawyer, Ambassador, Scientist, a Founding Father and our 3rd President; what most people don’t know about Jefferson is that he was a lifelong slave owner.
Not a single American document has had a greater global impact Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was the birth certificate of America some people call it the greatest breakup letter known to man, sent to The King of Great Britain, George III, stating that King George III is guilty of 27 specific abuses, and the Second Continental Congress is declaring independence all constructed by one man Thomas Jefferson. In the Declaration of independence Jefferson 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. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,…

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