Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson on 28th of June 1776. This draft is very important and a milestone in today’s U.S.A’s political and social life. By declaring this paper, the founders of the U.S.A who were mostly former British citizens, not only declared their independence against Great Britain, a country that had colonized the most of the world from American continent to the Eastern Asia starting from the late 18th century onwards, but they also paved way to other independence movements and revolutions in some colonies and in some strictly centralized states of that time such as France. In the light of this information, this paper is an attempt to elaborate the Declaration of Independence of the U.S.A and try to explain the reasons of both the American Revolution and the philosophy behind the establishment of an independent American state. In order to do this, firstly I will give brief information about the Industrial revolution. Secondly, I will focus on some important phases and sayings in the declaration.
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When we look at the reasons of the American Revolution which led to American Revolution and its official declaration it is better to focus on our primary source. In the sayings of the declaration we see a reaction to the British rule. As a result of injustices and discrimination that British-Americans faced under the British rule, founders of U.S emphasized especially the importance of individual liberty and equality. “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,
When we take a glance to the political system that was established after the independence we se that a consensus had been reached among the founders of the
As noted above, liberalism is the basic philosophy behind the Declaration of Independence. In the following years onwards, liberalism has become both the political and economic system of the
To sum up, Declaration of Independence is the starting point of the establishment of