807 #1 The idea that “all men are created equal” is the reason for writing the American Declaration of Independence, which influenced the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence. The Vietnamese looked to the American document for inspiration with writing their own declaration of independence, seeing how the Americans had such success with their independence. Both the American and Vietnamese declarations have the same structure; they both start with a claim of wanting independence, they list grievances against the imperialist country which serve as support for their claim, both mention that the people have tried to redress issues and have not received a response from the imperialist country, and then both the documents claim their country to be independent. The idea that “all men are created equal” which Jefferson stated in the American declaration outlines the desire for national independence for the Vietnamese and the Americans. Thomas Jefferson writes in the American Declaration of Independence: “We hold
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