The Creed of the United States Essay

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We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” This is perhaps the best-known phrase in American history, as the phrase is generally considered the American creed and the foundation of democracy. The American creed represents our need for independence and equality of life. The American creed which appears in the Declaration of Independence written by our great leaders has been a statement that we have seen reinforced over history by our most influential leaders. Some of these statements are the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, and Dr. Martin Luther King …show more content…
It marked the official separation between the 13 colonies and Great Britain. It established the new American revolutionary government and officially declared war on Great Britain. The declaration is a product of why the colonies wanted to overthrow their ruler and wanted to take their place as a separate nation in the world. The colonies were not receiving equality of man because of the overruling they were receiving from Great Britain. All men are created equal and there are certain unalienable rights that governments should never violate. These rights include the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As which it was written in the Declaration of Independence. Professor Maier downplays the principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence because the document "restated what virtually all Americans...thought and said in other words in other places and was, therefore, [a]s a statement of political philosophy... purposely unexceptional," (Maier,1997). I agree with parts of this statement given by Professor Maier but also disagree with parts. It is what everyone was already thinking so in that respect I agree, but because no one was receive this treatment it needed to be documented and made into a bold statement to show a united front by the colonist, and act as a rallying document for everyone to gather around. Everyone wanted equality and fair treatment but until someone boldly makes a
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