Sample Paper on Completeness of the Declaration of Independence

On July, 1776, the USA created the Declaration of Independence (Ferris, 16). Among the authors of this Declaration was Thomas Jefferson. More than 55 delegates signed this document at the Continental Congress. The main objective of this Declaration was to proclaim the colony severance from the Great Britain. The Continental Congress in Pennsylvania therefore approved it in the same year. The states became separate from the British Empire. The document contains an explanation of the choice of July 2nd as the Independence day. USA is thus justified as it highlighted their grievances against King George III (Armitage, 96). There is inclusion of the revolution right, legal and natural rights.

This document highlights the evils the government is expected to have. Through aversive constitutionalism, different evils have been incorporated as part of the government. The declaration was developed as a condemnation of the British rule. This responsibility has nevertheless been distorted. It is currently been perceived as a condemnation of the King and not the constitutional system. The king has additionally acted conversely to the set laws of adherence to the freedom and rights of citizens. He in its place has prohibited the governors from passing immediate and significant laws. His assent should be received if at all if the law is not suspended. He has further acted in opposition to the public good. He has failed to assent to laws, parts of which are essential for the good of the public. The King further hindered administration of Justice when he denied the Assent to Laws by instituting the judiciary powers (Boyd, 102). The armed forces sovereignty has in addition affected by the greater civil power. These instances have made the declaration ambiguous and hence, embellished


Works Cited

Armitage, David. The Declaration of Independence: A Global History. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007. Print.

Boyd, Julian P. The Declaration of Independence: The Evolution of the Text. Rev. ed. Charlottesville: International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello in association with the Library of Congress, 1999. Print.

Ferris, Robert G., ed. Signers of the Declaration: Historic Places Commemorating the Signing of the Declaration of Independence. Rev. ed. Washington, D.C.: United States Department. of the Interior, National Park Service, 1975. Print