Thomas new ideology of government; Thomas Jefferson, submits

 

Thomas Jefferson  wrote The
Declaration of Independence (1776) and A Summary View of the Rights of British America(1774), two pacts that
struggled with liberty and slavery. (1)

Following this , the purpose of
this essay is to discuss Jefferson’s relationship with slavery that is
contradictory with the ideals of democracy and human rights.

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In order to archive this , I
organized my essay in two parts . Firstly , I will talk  about his slavery relationship that is
contradictory , in words and actions
, and then ,for the second part  , I will
talk about the equality expressed in The Declaration of Independence .

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      Secondly, Thomas Jefferson , the third
U.S. president , was a passionate supporter of the cause of American Independence
from Great Britain. Jefferson’s first political work, entitled  “A Summary View of the Rights of British
America,” that brought him fame as one of the most „eloquent advocates of
the American cause .”(2)

All these years . The Declaration
of Independence has undergone close examination from the first moment it was
published  . The
document announces from the first pharagraph the
natural rights of all human beings and also, it’s
bringing a new ideology of government; Thomas Jefferson, submits that the
government itself needed to protect the “natural rights” of citizens. (http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/tguide_2.html)

The five words “all men are created
equal” found in the Declaration ,proclaims all men to be created equal, meaning
that all human beings , indifferent of religion or aspect,can embrace the same
natural rights.(3) Nowadays ,equality is hard to define
because its meaning expanded its definition .” Also ,equality is not
something that a government can grant or deny a body of citizens; for this
right is unalienable.”(4)Adopted on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of
Independence had suffered a  lot of
changes from Jefferson’s original draft,  his essential words remaining his own :

 “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.

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