The Search for Justice in America

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The one theme found everywhere is a search for justice or a search for justifications. Justifying actions is what people do so they feel just about what they do. There are two sides to justice the one receiving the justice and the one repaying in some way to be just. Justice is “the administering of deserved punishment or reward” (Dictionary). Consequences come because of justice or to be just there is consequences, good or bad, for people’s actions. People feel a need for justice so they don’t feel wronged and treated unfairly. The ways people seek justice is different. All conflicts start because someone is searching for justice. “The Declaration of Independence” is a great example of people seeking justice. The Colonists felt they were wronged or treated unjustly by Britain so they wrote the declaration to have justice and not to be oppressed by the British. The Reason it was called “The Declaration of Independence” is because the colonist were declaring their independence from Britain because they felt that they were being wronged. The founding fathers start out the declaration by explaining all the god given, inalienable rights everyone should have. When the government doesn’t respect those rights this is what they say, “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security” (“The Declaration of Independence” 156). They then go to explain the injustices of the British “He has refused his Assent to Laws… He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance…He has refused to pass other Laws for t... ... middle of paper ... ...justice there will always be conflicts. Then in turn conflicts cause more injustice so it’s a never ending cycle. Works Cited Balser, Roy P. "The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln." The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln. N.p., 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. . Irving, Washington. “The Devil and Tom Walker”. Prentice Hall Literature. Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes. The American Expeirence. Pearson Education, Inc. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. Prentice Hall Literature. Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes. The American Expeirence. Pearson Education, Inc. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. “The Declaration of Independence”. Prentice Hall Literature. Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes. The American Expeirence. Pearson Education, Inc. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. 2002
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