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 fact that fascinated me was that Although Thomas Jefferson is called the author of the Declaration of Independence, he was not the only person who contributed important ideas. Jefferson was a member of a five person committee appointed by the Continental Congress to write the Declaration. The committee included Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman. Robert Livingston, one of the members of the committee who wrote the Declaration of Independence, never signed it. He believed that it was too soon to declare independence and therefore refused to sign. Although Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner, he was very unhappy about some of the changes that were made to his original draft of the Declaration of…
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