Government

Brooklyn McKenzie

Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence was first written to end political connections between the State and Great Britain. The United Colonies wanted wanted to be free as independent states. The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and published on the 4th of July, 1776. At the time, it created the birth of the new nation. This documents also defined the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and these rights were secured by the government.

The Declaration of Independence is still used in our government today. For example, the document states that all men are created equal; therefore, all adult citizens may vote. The unalienable rights cannot be given or taken away in today's society. A great example of these unalienable rights in america is the right for a woman to abort a baby. Although this is a huge controversy over liberty of the woman and life of the baby it is still an example of unalienable rights in society today.

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