The Declaration of Independence

Why is Declaration of Independence written so dramatically?

Because the colonists wanted to demonstrate that they are willing to be free from the British. Based on the movie clip, world war z, the colonist are exaggerating the situation worse than it really is. Their biggest concern is to be free from their chain that held them or keep them from their opportunities.

Social Contract Theory

The idea that people willingly give up their own power and rights in order to maintain social order.

Two Philosophers

Natural Rights

  • People were born with certain natural rights
  • Life, Liberty, and Property
  • People had the right to overthrow government if it did not uphold its end of the contract