Response To Jefferson's Declaration Of Independence Essay

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The American Declaration of Independence has affected the foundation of the United States more than any other event or document in American history. The Declaration of Independence was the basis for what the country was established on. The document was a way for the colonists to emancipate themselves from the cruelty of King George. This document had such an impacting effect because it was such a new way of bringing up concerns. It was the first of its kind in the history of America in the aspect of liberation of a group of people. Jefferson's text was extremely taboo especially without the support of a reputable country. Thomas Jefferson's words were also courageous and daring. In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson used the…show more content…
I define independence by having no association to someone or a group of people that have influence or give support to any aspect of another individual or multiple person's life or lives. Whether that association is financial, physical, or even emotional, breaking off the relationship with the other party gives a person or a group of people independence. My definition of independence agrees with Jefferson's because we both believe that cutting ties off with another party is liberating. In this situation Jefferson's definition of independence differs from my own because I believe that not all independence is beneficial. I am dependent on the government to give me grants for financial aid. Without the financial support of the government I would not be able to attend school. I am also dependent on the relationships I have with my family and friends. Without the support I receive from them I do not think that I would be able to prosper in my life and have the happiness that Thomas Jefferson is in search of. Prereading Questions: 1. The conditions that people may alter or abolish their government are any circumstances in which the majority of the people feel oppressed and the rights to freedom are removed. When governing a people there has to be limitations on freedom. My understanding of the word freedom is having the ability to do what you please as long as you refrain from the physical or
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