The Importance Of Life Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness

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“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, 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.” For 240 years, these words have been engraved into the minds, hearts, souls, and lives of Americans everywhere. These words were written into the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson in 1776. The Declaration of Independence is a historical document which declared the colonies of America to be free and independent states from Britain. It was a revolutionary and significant document in 1776 and the statement, “All men are created equal,” still remains significant in today’s society. On April 6, 1776, the Second Continental Congress came together to start the process of declaring the 13 British colonies of North America independent from Britain and King George III. The first step of this process was voting for free trade at all American ports with all countries except Britain. Then, the following month, the Second…show more content…
Not only is it a part of the Declaration of Independence, but it is still just as important in everyday life in today’s society. Americans are proud and patriotic people, but for some reason the statement, “All Men are Created Equal,” still is a foreign concept for a large portion of the population. 240 years have passed, and sadly all men are still not considered equal. People all over America struggle every day with discrimination regarding race, gender, religion, and sexual preference. People continue to open their minds and progress, little by little, day by day. Hopefully, Americans everywhere will eventually come together and understand the true meaning of, “All men are created
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