Decleration of Independance

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Gina Calamis
Period 5
Mr. Warren
9.4.14

The Declaration of Independence is a statement of core principles. The first part introduces the reasons it was created, and provides evidence of their principles and ideas. The second section is a complaint against King George III. The last section declares the United States as an Independent nation.

Popular Sovereignty is the idea that people actually hold power in the government. This allows the leaders who have ben elected to have the power daily government decision making. “He has dissolved Representative houses repeatedly, for disagreeing with manly firmness in his invasions on the rights of the people. He has refused for a long time after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected” Declaration of Independence, 1776.

The declaration of independence reflects the principles of social contract because, when it becomes necessary for a group to get rid of the connection between them and another country, they should tell them the reasons for separating. “And to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal stations to which laws of nature and of natures God entitled them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” “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.” – Declaration of Independence, 1776. The Declaration of Independence upholds these terms because it shows how each individual person has these unalienable rights.

The Declaration of Independence does uphold the principles I learned about in this lesson. The lesson tells us how we have certain rights as showed in the Declaration of Independence. The writers of the Declaration of…...

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