The Declaration of Independence: The Basis for American Democracy Analytical Essay by Top Papers

A discussion on and examination of the Declaration of Independence.
# 144505 | 1,000 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800)


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On July 4th, 1776, members of the Continental Congress officially adopted the United States Declaration of Independence and because of that, US Independence Day has been celebrated every year since on July 4th.  In honor of that remarkable and historic day, this week’s Paper of the Week on AcaDemon examines this brilliant document, the Declaration of Independence, which established the foundation of American democracy.  Paper #144505, “The Declaration of Independence: The Basis of American Democracy”, tells us why this document was written and its underlying purpose, philosophy, and rationale.  The paper achieves this through a thorough examination and analysis of the beginning paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence, the truths it declares to be self-evident, and the inalienable rights it lists.  The paper concludes that, because of the logic and rationale behind the purpose of the US Declaration of Independence, not only were the colonies justified in declaring their independence, but they were also obligated to do so.  This is a well-written, thought provoking article on the US Declaration of Independence and an excellent paper to commemorate the 4th of July.

Description:

This paper examines the first few paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence and offers an understanding of why the document was written. This is followed by a discussion of the rationale behind the document and its intended purposes. The conclusion is that the Declaration of Independence established the basis for American democracy as a unique democratic movement in its own right.

From the Paper:

"This document discusses the Declaration of Independence. The examination begins with the first few paragraphs and an understanding of why the document was written. This is followed by a discussion of the rationale behind the document and its intended purposes. The conclusion is that the Declaration of Independence established the basis for American democracy as a unique democratic movement in its own right."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barker, E. (ed.). (1962). Social Contract: Essays by Locke,
  • Hume, and Rousseau. Oxford University Press, London.
  • Rapaczynski, A. (1989). Nature and Politics: Liberalism in the
  • Philosophies of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. Cornell University Press; New York.
  • The Declaration of Independence. (1776). In Congress, July 4,

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