The Articles Of Confederation And The Declaration Of Independence

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If I were to tell you, the reader that there was something created in the 1700 's that is still amongst us that still lives among each and every one of us, but we all tend to overlook it so easily, would you believe me? In 1776, the Declaration of independence gave this great nation a foundation for centuries and allows an individual to feel that the United States is a place where anyone could be who he or she would like to be with no ruling governmental restrictions. In my term paper I will focus on how we still live by the idea that “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.” (The Declaration of Independence; The Want, Will and Hopes of the People). Previously, the United States had a set of rules from a document known as the articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation allowed states to run state and make their own laws as if states were their own individual countries. States were able to do as they pleased and no one could say otherwise until decades later when the unifying document, The Constitution, unified all these separate states into one nation. Some of the many citizens and states in the United States are currently refusing to cooperate with the refining and adding some new amendment clauses from the current controversial topics such abortion, immigration, and gay marriage. These…

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