Influence Of The Declaration Of Independence

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The Influence of the Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776, influenced the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights which was later written by James Madison in 1787. The purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to declare independence from England and outline what rights they wanted and why they should have them because their voices and opinions were not being heard. The goal for the US Constitution was to ensure that the new government did not follow the pattern of an English Monarchy. The Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution had many similarities in that they define what rights humans have and what is equality and how our government is run. The Declaration of…show more content…
The US Constitution, later written by James Madison in 1787, established America’s national government and fundamental laws and it guaranteed necessary rights for citizens. It was written for the colonists and for future citizens that would be in their same position. It argued the correct way to establish a government for America and to not follow the pattern of English rule. Instead separate from England and build a new self-ruling government. The cause of the Declaration of Independence to be written was unfair treatment to the colonists by England. This influenced the Constitution to be written, so this unfair government rule would not be repeated. The Constitution took the rights of the Declaration of Independence and made them into laws that every person would have basic rights of freedoms. It created a government that was requested by Thomas Jefferson from the Declaration of Independence and made it into America’s government system. The Declaration of independence laid out what the colonists wanted as a government and what they wanted as their rights and the Constitution put it into a legal document to specifically write out the government structure and rights for every human. The Constitution shows a unified country with all the differences but the one similarity of being an American. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the
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