Essay on The Declaration of Independence

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Cyril Sarmiento
Ms. Philips
English Essay
11/6/2011
Don’t Dream it, Do it In the “Declaration of Independence” by Thomas Jefferson, “Pre-Amble to the Constitution” by Thomas Jefferson, Civil Disobedience by Henry Thoreau, and Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the goal of the American people is that they are able to fulfill their dreams and goals if the change their lives. In order for the American people to achieve their goal of becoming successful in their lives, they need to be given the opportunity to take it. “That they are endowed by the creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” (Jefferson, 134) People are given the opportunity to do whatever they please to do to change their lives and achieve that goal of whatever they wanted to do with lives to make themselves happy. “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” (Emerson, 150) The American people want to be successful in their lives and want to reach that one goal of living that life they always wanted to live. But in order to do this they need to have faith in themselves and have confidence to reach that goal and be successful. They have to never give up and get back up when they fall. People have always said that in order to reach the goal of being successful in live you need to take that opportunity and never give up doing it. The American people need to contribute if they are willing to change their lives. “That government is best which governs least.” (Thoreau, 262) The American people want a government that will govern more because if the government governs least then the people have to govern themselves and no one will protect their rights. They have to protect them themselves.
Everyone will have to govern themselves in order to be a great government. We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish insure…