The Declaration Of Independence By Thomas Jefferson

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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 of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature 's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation (Jefferson). This is the opening paragraph to the Declaration of Independence, which is one of the most easily recognized documents in the United States. In his opening, Thomas Jefferson makes the position of the colonies known; we have had enough and we shall take it from here. This statement, this document started a revolution, a civil war between the British of England, and the American British, who resided in the American Colonies. It has been said that the founding fathers of the United States were paranoid hypocrites and ungrateful malcontents (Gewen). Were the founding fathers truly malcontents or where they justified in their actions? Why did they feel justified in breaking away from England? This essay will review the mindset of the people involved on both sides of the conflict, where those beliefs originated and the events leading up the Declaration of Independence. Many in the colonies felt a strong connection to their British counterparts in England. In this they held that they should be subject to the same English Bill of Rights as those in England. Many felt
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