The Declaration Of Independence And The United States Of America Essay

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Through course readings, lectures, class examples and so forth, we have identified multiple flaws in some of our oldest documents, which have served as the foundation of the United States of America. Throughout history we’ve witnessed events, presidential terms, and cultural and demographical evidence that show how the Pillars of Citizenship have not successfully worked toward executing the achievement of important milestones amongst nationalization, globalization and equality up to this very day.

The Declaration of Independence states that every citizen is granted the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Furthermore, it marks the turning point in American history where the United States gained its independence from the British Government. The Declaration of Independence argues for the protection of people’s, and to a certain extent, negates government power. Embedded in the Declaration, it states “whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends (revolution), it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it” and “it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security” (Week 2. Foundations and Contradictions ppt.). However, referring back to this passage, in the Declaration of Independence, which is perceived to be a well-respected document that ensures each person’s right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, we can argue that this passage is not applicable to all
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