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Last updated: March 17, 2019
The Declaration ofIndependence was a document written by Thomas Jefferson, one of the FoundingFathers, as a statement to the United States of America, the King of England,and the rest of world. The messages that were written throughout the documenthad a massive impact as they showed that the United States of America werereinstating their independence, but through a eloquent, well written way.The Declaration ofIndependence stated to the world that the British colonies in America were nolonger under the control of Great Britain. This meant that these colonies werenow completely independent of outside rule which is then justified later, asThomas Jefferson writes that if a group of people are declaring their freedomand independence from another group of people then the reasoning behind it mustbe explained and declared to the rest of the world.
The reasoning behind thiswould be not only to show the mistreatment from Great Britain and making themlook bad, but also to display the United States in a good light and make thenewly independent colonies look strong and brave. The Declaration ofIndependence then defines the role of a government and what a good government shoulddo, again further portraying Great Britain in a negative light, which overallis to protect the rights of the people of the state. This is because, accordingto Thomas Jefferson’s writings in the