Beyond the Words of the Declaration of Independence


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Beyond the Words of the Declaration of Independence
Along with the Declaration of the Rights of Man, the American Declaration of Independence stands as one of the most powerful and significant descriptions of insight into what citizens of any nation should be and what actions they can and must take it their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are infringed upon.
The American Revolution had already begun when first inklings of a need for a formal Declaration of Independence was deemed necessary. “The decision to declare independence from Great Britain in 1776 was not an easy one. While actual fighting had begun more than a year earlier at the Battles of Lexington and Concord, some colonial leaders still hoped for a peaceful...
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.....ganizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” One by one, the Declaration lists the grievances and wrongs done the colonies by the King and his government. These grievances add up to the obvious loss of the basic human rights that ought to be provided to citizens. By dismissing human rights, the authors of the Declaration feel it is their justification for separation from Britain and its repressive government which interfered regularly in the lives and liberty and pursuit of happiness of the Colonists.
Miller, J. (2010). “Declaration of Independence” Peterborough:
Cobblestone, May/Jun 2010. Vol. 31, Iss. 5; pg. 10-11
“The Declaration of Independence” signed Aug. 2, 1776