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Sullivan 1Patricia SullivanProfessor KramerLGS 212-0110 Dec 2015The Declaration of Independence is one of the most widely known documents in theUnited States.We are first taught about it in grade school, we are taught who signed it, whowrote it, and how our government used it as a foundation to build our great country. Then in highschool, we are asked to look at the Declaration of Independence again with new eyes and newfound knowledge of what it means.Now we are asked again as adults, to take another look atthe document when our perspectives have changed once again.Each time that I look at theDeclaration of Independence I feel that have a deeper understanding than I did the time before.The United States Declaration of Independence which was published on July 4th, 1776. Itwas written by Thomas Jefferson and adopted by the Second Continental Congress, states thereasons the British colonies of North America sought independence in July of 1776. Thedeclaration opens with a preamble describing the document's necessity, in explaining why thecolonies have rejected their ruler, and chosen to withdraw from England and become a separatenation, and to be independent in the world. This declaration was the beginning of the UnitedStates of America.All people are created equal, and nothing can violate certain freedoms and rights is justone of the principles that is in Declaration of Independence. In the Declaration of Independenceit states the rights include to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Government should be a
Sullivan 2place to help its citizen but not violate them. When a government fails to protect those rights, it isthe duty of the people to overthrow that government. People in this land should establish agovernment that is designed to protect their rights. Governments are rarely overthrown, and