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The Impact of the Declaration of Independence

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The pen is mightier than the sword because the written word of The Declaration of Independence have much more of an impact on humanity compared to warfare. For instance, in the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson he argues, “...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” (www.archives.gov). This symbolizes the ideal American democracy and how it shapes America even till this day. It not only advocates for the colonists, but also triggers the emancipation of slaves later in the future. Further more this the Declaration of Independence inspires many other important historical documents such as the American Constitution (www.loc.gov) and the Bill of Rights that also contributes to forming America (www.billsofrightinstitute.org). The Declaration of Independence, help construct and pave a way for our humanity to grow by being the foundation of our government. Some may argue that the sword is mightier than the pen because without war the Declaration of Independence would not have been created (www.ushistory.org). Although the war was what triggered the writing of this document, without the guidance of the Declaration of Independence, the war would have been fought in vain (www.history.state.gov). For example according to US Department of State it states that the document “summarized the colonists’ motivations for seeking their independence”(www.history.state.gov). The Declaration of Independence urged the colonist to keep fighting, it became a symbol of hope and a path to a flourishing future. Ultimately the pen marked a profound impact on humanity by giving us our foundation of life, while the swor...

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