The Declaration Of Independence And Independence

877 WordsJun 15, 20154 Pages
The Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is without a doubt one of the most important documents ever to be written in American history so far. It was signed by fifty-six different men, all who were representatives from different states. The person who wrote the Declaration of Independence is someone who we all know and grew up learning about, the famous Thomas Jefferson. The purpose of it was to declare the 13 colonies in America free and independent from Great Britain, get other colonists on board, and to encourage other nations to help them. The document was drafted and sent to King George III of England, politely requesting independence from English rule. In Jefferson 's words, the Declaration was written, "In order to place before mankind the common sense of the matter in terms as plain and simple as to command their assent." Jefferson not only wrote how they were splitting from Britain, but he also gave thorough reasoning as to why they should be allowed to do so The handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence that was signed by Congress is dated July 4, 1776. This is why we celebrate Independence on the fourth of July. Jefferson uses reasonable arguments, which is why the Declaration of Independence was so persuasive. Some examples of this are Britan’s wrong doings; it gives the audience reading the document a chance to see the exact reason to why they are breaking from Great Britain. One of the strongest reasonable arguments in the
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