On July 4, 1776, delegates of the Second Continental Congress came together to create the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson created a working draft of this document, and because of this document, we are the free country we are today. When Thomas Jefferson wrote this document, he told us the rights the colonies should have, which affected the colonies. When he listed all of the grievances, it affected Britain. When he finally declares their independence, it affects the whole world. But why was this declaration so effective?
“That whenever any Form of the Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.” When Thomas Jefferson writes this, I presume that he is trying to tell the colonies that if the government will not give them their rights, they must stand up and fight for it. Their rights will affect the safety and the happiness of the people, which I believe to be true. If the government is corrupt, the people must abolish that government, and start their own.
Thomas Jefferson states, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” This shows that everyone should have the same rights because all men are created equal. This also means that even though you may have a larger wealth or status than someone else, your rights are still the same as theirs and you are not higher then that person. The colonies wanted to be equal, so in order to do this, they needed to get away from the British rule and become their own nation. Thomas Jefferson writes this section to the colonies to show what they deserve, and they should all have equal rights. This therefore affects the colonies to push them into fighting for the rights they could have.
When the List of Grievances appears in the Declaration of Independence, it states all of the miserable things that King George put the colonies through. Although the colonies know what happens to them, the rest of the world (including Britain) does...