Essay on Woodrow Jefferson 's Declaration Of Independence

1088 Words May 12th, 2016 null Page
In 1776 the Continental Committee was eager in the United States separation from Great Britain, they were expecting for votes to sway there way for this to occur. For reassurance Congress nominated a committee to draw up a declaration of independence. This committee included, John Adams, Robert R. Livingston, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Thomas Jefferson. Out of these designated men, they than selected Thomas Jefferson to go fourth in constructing the draft of the declaration of independence. These founding fathers wrote this declaration as the representation of the United States government. Projecting how ideally the United States should function as a government and its essential duty to all citizens. Massachusetts influenced by Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence decided to free their slaves.
Jefferson’s preface to the declaration read: “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.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect…

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