Declaration of Independence – American Revolution
Our American government became independent from Great Britain, on July 4, 1776. There was a committee of five people who wrote the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration has a structure of an introduction, a statement of ideals about government, a long list of past problems between the British and American colonists, and a Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. As well as the four ideals, consent of governed, Equality, Unalienable Rights, and the right to alter or abolish, are the foundation of our government. Equality is the most important and the reason our government is so successful to this day.Today our equal rights give us the same opportunities as our neighbors.
We have the right to vote, get an education, the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, and so many other equal rights. The declaration doesn’t just give us the power to be equal it also gives us, unalienable rights, consent of the governed, and the right to alter or to abolish any unjust governmentEquality cannot be achieved without Liberty because we need unalienable rights so we can defend ourselves from the government. In Document B Andrew Sullivan stated “I believe in liberty. I believe that within every soul lies the [ability] to reach for its own good.” From this statement, we can infer that everyone has the equal opportunity to reach for the good and their own personal happiness. Although, Andrew Sullivan believed in the journey of the pursuit of happiness he did not believe in the arrival. Unalienable rights give us the equality that makes American people and our government so strong.
To secure the equality of our government we have the consent of the governed, consent of the government implies that the people of a country consent to the establishment of their own country. A group of Chinese students gathered in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 adopted the Statue of Liberty as their symbol for their demands for truth, freedom, and democracy from their government. (Document C) Without the consent of the governed we would not