Thomas Jefferson : Declaration Of Independence Essay

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Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence
1) The author, Thomas Jefferson, explains in the Declaration of Independence that the freedom he wants for the United States of America is to be free of the British and to be able to establish a government that is uncorrupted, fair, and equal. Basically, freedom from the British Empire and be able to freely to establish their own kind of government.
2) Jefferson states in the reading that in order to achieve their goals they would need to break free from the tyranny of the British crown, declare that they dissolve all political connection from the state of Britain, become independent states that would levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, and establish commerce. Also, become independent states that would stand for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That is why he drafted the Declaration of independence to show proof in documentation to what kind of country they hope to achieve.
3) In my opinion, the goals that the Declaration of Independence stand for are not ideally met, but has been improving the quality of life as the years passed by. For instance, not everyone had happiness, because back then there was slavery. Once it was abolished, there was segregation until the 20th century. Today, the nation is diverse we have our inalienable rights of life, liberty, and pursuit to happiness but it is not ideally. We still struggle today with racism, threats (like mass murders, bombs, etc.), and also not everyone has…

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