The Declaration Of Independence, Immigration Policy And The Constitution

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During the course of this class I found many of the topics to be very interesting. The four topics that gained the most interest from me was; The Declaration of Independence, Immigration Policy and The Constitution. Throughout this essay I will discuss why I found these topics interesting. The first topic I will discuss is The Declaration of Independence. According to the Heritage Foundation the Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the American political tradition. It articulates the fundamental ideas that form the American nation: All men are created free and equal and possess the same inherent, natural rights. While doing research on The Declaration I discovered many interesting facts on constitution.com. The first…show more content…
He had originally included information condemning the British promotion of the slave trade. In spite of Jefferson’s objections criticism of the slave trade was removed. Another interesting piece of information I found was that some of the most famous lines in the Declaration of Independence were inspired by Virginia’s Declaration of Rights by George Mason. Mason said: "all men are born equally free and independent.” Jefferson 's Declaration of Independence said: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Mason listed man 's “natural Rights” as “Enjoyment of Life and Liberty, with the Means of acquiring and possessing Property, and pursuing and obtaining Happiness and Safety.” Jefferson listed man 's "inalienable rights" as "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." The last thing I found interesting about this topic is no one who signed the Declaration of Independence was born in the United States. The United States didn 't exist until after the Declaration was signed, but eight of the signers were born in colonies that would become the United States. The next topic I found very interesting was Immigration Policy. Immigration policy is any policy of a state that deals with the transit of persons across its borders into the country, but especially those that intend to work and stay in the country. Immigration policies can range from allowing no migration at all to allowing most types of migration, such as free immigration. According
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