An argumentive essay on the declaration of independence
Elsa Nyongesa Ms. Fernandes ENG Period 7 16 November Declaration of Independence When in the course of human events, it has become necessary for me to emancipate myself from my parents. I have come […]. Tolerance is a thing that many individuals have faced.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. In , America declared its independence from the tyrannical government that was ruling over it, Great Britain. In the Declaration of Independence it states many of the ideals that Americans hold dear today. For many people though, it is a struggle to decide which ideal they find the most important. Natural rights, the right to alter or abolish the government, and the equality of all men are some of the most prominent ideals in the Declaration.
When Jefferson first stated in The Declaration of Independence that, "All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights," he most certainly did not mean "all men. He meant that all white, property-owning Americans were equal to their British counterparts. No consideration was given to women in The Declaration of Independence, they did not hold an equal status with men in the Jeffersonian model of an American republic. England's policies on the American colonies.
Locke talked about how people have the right to overthrow and unjust government and Jefferson also had this concept in the writing of the Declaration. The Declaration was created to explain why the colonies wanted independence from the British. Locke wrote earlier that revolutions are rare because most times the people do not feel that the government is abusing the power too much. Intro: The Declaration of Independence shapes our ideal vision in America by letting every individual have unalienable rights, not having to live under a tyrant, and having equality. These rights are to be protected by one government that is willing to secure these rights for the people.