Letter Of The Declaration Of Independence

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Seo Ho Cho December 17, 2015 HIS 130 Y01 To my dear friend Hi my friend. By the time you read this letter, I am not going to be alive in the world anymore that because I have gotten a disease from a hard work and violence. Even now, black slaves like us who has not given freedom, and we suffered from severe labor except bedtime thus far. By the way, as you probably know, finally in 1776, some members of the 13 Colonies met in Philadelphia and declared independence from England and Thomas Jefferson was the chief proponent of the Declaration of Independence. The declaration includes the preamble, which is a declaration of principles, as in "we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. And whenever any government becomes injurious of these rights, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it. Thomas Jefferson did the majority of the writing, Dr. Franklin said he had made it a practice never to be the author of any paper to be reviewed by a public body, though he assisted with the editing, tweaking the wording a little. However, Jefferson is a lifelong owner of slaves, although he helped to declare, “all men are created equal” when writing the “Declaration of

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