Have_Americans_lived_up_to_the_ideals_expressed_in_the_Decleration_of_independence

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Zahra Aljuboori Have Americans lived up to the ideals expressed in the Declaration of independence? "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." These iconic words are founded in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. Since the signing of the declaration, 239 years ago, every year America celebrates its independence with a parade of fireworks and barbeques. But are Americans the epitome of the ideals in the Declaration of Independence? Americans have not lived up to the ideals expressed in the declaration of independence, and here’s why. The word “Liberty” from the declaration of independence, “...life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” doesn’t just mean freedom from incarceration, it also means having the freedom, or the ability, to be happy. There is no liberty in poverty, unemployment, and debt, or many other things that are holding Americans back. Americans don’t live like they have liberty, because our society interferes with all sorts

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