Thomas Jefferson and Independence Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Thomas Jefferson and Independence
This paper discusses Thomas Jefferson's justification of American independence from Great Britain.
# 116279 | 961 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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In this article, the writer looks at evidence which Thomas Jefferson aligned against the government of Great Britain regarding independence for America. The writer discusses that Thomas Jefferson's arguments provide a proper foundation upon which the necessity for independence was established within the minds of the colonies and their inhabitants. The writer concludes that Thomas Jefferson was a voice which merely revealed the existing reality of things, with the subsequent course of action being one of many natural possibilities, all leading to increased independence.

From the Paper:

"In the situation at the time however, the English government was visiting upon the colonies a milieu of problems, and its power was not consented by those it sought to govern, or rather exploit. The British appointed judicial heads were the only ones attributed real power, however they were powerless to act without royal permission, which was slow in nature and rarely favorable.
"Additionally and of particular concern to the population of the country, a standing army British soldiers, despite the times being peaceful, was upon American soil. The armies of Great Britain had been quartered upon the population of the colonies, forcing the inhabitants to allow these soldiers to live within their very homes, consuming their resources. The court system established by the King protected British citizens and soldiers alike, allowing them to commit great atrocities upon American including murder within the auspices of the twisted court system. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Yarbrough, Jean. "Race and the Moral Foundation of the American Republic: Another Look at the Declaration and the Notes on Virginia." The Journal of Politics. 53.1, pp. 90-105.
  • 1776, Jefferson's Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence Retrieved on 24 February 2008, from:
  • 1776 July 4, Declaration of Independence Retrieved on 24 February 2008, from:

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