How Did Thomas Jefferson Influence On The Declaration Of Independence

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When we think of the word “American” what do we think of? Do we think of freedom, of opportunity and Liberty? Do the words independence and Sovereignty come to mind? Because those are the words that define us, that makes us such a prodigious country, but how did we grow and become those four little words? “When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one person to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them.”(The Declaration of Independence). Thomas Jefferson was a man who used his work and his intellect to influence the American colonists and the United States. Jefferson was a jurist, a diplomat, a writer, an inventor, and a philosopher but above all; he was an American.

Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 on the outskirts of Virginia. He was the third child, but the first son of Peter Jefferson.
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Most people were farmers and planters who survived by working on small farms. People struggled in their daily lives to make ends meet, but prospered in the end when the war was won. Thousands upon thousands of men lost their lives during the Revolutionary war, but thanks to them an even bigger victory was won, freedom and opportunity. Thomas Jefferson was no perfect man, he made numerous mistakes along the way, but he organized our path to defeat. He stood up for what was right and created a name for himself. Jefferson used strategy, intellect and motivation to bring down the enemies and that is what carried the colonist to the top. Jefferson was an admirable man and he exhibited that through his work. “I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.”