The Declaration Of Independence, By Thomas Jefferson, And Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Each person has their own definition of freedom. Depending on time, place, religion, or race, this definition varies, but essentially comes back to one point: everyone, regardless of what ever gender, sexual preference, and race, are created equally, and therefore have a right to be free from judgement and discrimination—everyone is equal and therefore, should be free. “The Declaration of Independence,” by Thomas Jefferson, and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” they are two speeches addressing this concern. Both pieces have amazing context and an awesome patriotic stance. Although Jefferson and King lived very different lives, both faced issues of human equality that led them to write the two most prevailing speeches in American history.
Thomas Jefferson was the second president of the United States. The American colonies grew tired of the British monarchy infringing on their rights—leading Jefferson to create the Declaration of Independence. “Life, liberty, and the pursuit happiness”, stood for all the American colonists who wanted no more taxation, break free from Britain, participate in legislations, and have the right to be happy running the new world. “All men are created equal”, is catchy, however a fallacy. The reason it is a fallacy is because not all men were equal, slavery existed, and Jefferson was a slave owner. “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,…

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