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Let us break down that Declaration of Indepencence...

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Savannah Norris

on 5 October 2014

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Transcript of Let us break down that Declaration of Indepencence...

What was the point of the
Declaration of Independence?

To Declare independence form Great Britain. It states in three different sections different points to why we are entitled to this independence.
Natural Rights
"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."
Social contract
"That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
Popular Sovereignty
"He has resolved Representative House repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected."
My Personal outlook...
The Declaration did not have room for error. All of its points led back to a basic philosophy we know and understand. That which come from a man named John Locke. If we hadn't already of known this philosophy the declaration wouldn't have been so powerful. instead it gave us what w knew and stretched beyond. The Declaration explained: why we had such rights- we were born with them- and why we needed the change - putting holes in the government which King George III had put in place. Then it to sum it all up it says that we are now and forever will be the independent, United States of America.
By Savannah Norris
Popular sovereignty
Natural Rights
Social Contract
The people make the government and the government make the people. If that government fails they can make new. However, they still underline the main theme, to ensure our rights.
We are born into this world with a certain amount of rights. that is to be free and happy on our own terms as we please.
This is so people make the decision on who has the power and authority over our government, no matter what type of government it may be.
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