The Declaration Of Independence By Thomas Jefferson

1877 WordsJan 27, 20168 Pages
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers…”. This is the beginning of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776. The Declaration was passed unanimously by the thirteen colonies to free them from a repressive government. Subsequently to their freedom, a new government was needed after the 13 Colonies disbanded any official affiliation with the centralized government and monarchy-orientated Great Britain. The Constitution created by Jay, Madison, and Hamilton is an American form of government that has last 200 years due to its organization and attention to detail. It bested the Articles of Confederation in 1787 by having more of an impact on the states than the Articles ever did. There were countless reasons as to why the Articles failed; the central government did not have the power to tax, and also because under the Articles there was a unicameral legislature, making it so that there is no separation of powers, and tyranny was a lot more likely to occur. Since the Articles of Confederation failed, which were the fundamental principles concerning government and authority prior to the Constitution, they needed to be “revised”, however, the Framers basically threw the Articles in the trash and wrote a whole new plan of government; one which focused more on the central government rather than the state government.
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