Response To Thomas Jefferson's Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence is a powerful document that has helped to shape America and the American people. The declaration is full of powerful meaning to the American people and hold a special place in my heart, because I know that without this document the country I live in would be drastically different. Jefferson created the declaration with ideas of life, liberty, and unalienable rights. “With a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor," this is the closing remark Thomas Jefferson makes in the Declaration of Independence. In my opinion Jefferson closes with his strongest and most thought out statement. He talks throughout the whole document about how America needs to fight back against the tyranny that had been present in America for hundreds of years. I find it unbelievable that my view on how a country should run is summed up so…show more content…
Although, it will only thrive if the colonists agree to the promises stated in the last half of the closing sentence I mentioned before. First, they must commit their lives to the United States. The promise of life is a big concept to try and understand. It is not only the promise to make the country better, but it is a promise to make the people surrounding and the people after you better as well. Whether it was by helping with government or simply help with farming the land, the promise of lives helped to make America the country it has become today. The next thing the colonists promised was their fortunes. It is hard for me to decipher the kind of fortunes the people gave up, but I imagine it included worldly possessions and money. The fortunes given to benefit the United States helped to get the country out of debt, and gave economic promise to the future citizens of

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