The Gettysburg Address is considered the second Declaration of Independence because it covers most of the key points and topics the Declaration of Independence does . Abraham Lincoln gave the speech on November 19, 1863. It was intended to be directed towards the opening of a new memorial in Gettysburg for the American soldiers who fought in the civil war. The Gettysburg Address was to be directed upon the soldiers who died fighting for our unity and equality as a state. “We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this” They didn’t die in vain but for a greater cause. The blood loss is a symbol for what we have today, a united nation. Using those heroes deaths as proof for how hard and far we would fight to keep our word,” We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. “ Just like the Declaration of Independence promised. Another reason why the Gettysburg Address is said to be a second Declaration of Independence is because it was to be rededicated to future generations. It’s not to be forgotten, but to preserve the words and actions we took for our people and the people coming. Spreading hope to the nation for a new birth. The great task to improve our way of living. To change people’s minds. To give the people what they were guaranteed. To come together and love one another, the way it should have been when we first started. That war wasn’t just for nothing but to restate how far we have come along to just let it slip away. The Declaration of Independence is similar to the Gettysburg Address because it declares our right to function as a government. “and that government of the people. . .by the people. . .for the people. . . shall not perish from the earth.” This nation gave us an opportunity most…
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…
Thanks to the declaration of independence common sense we now have rights that people didn’t have before. The desire of liberty spurred the American revolutionary war by the oppression of King George lll unfair taxes and stamp laws, and their lack of rights.
The oppression of the king George lll led to declaration of independence for example. “He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign. Mercenaries to complete the works of death desolation, and tyranny already begun with circumstances…
Declaration of Becca’s Independence
I declare as of today that my own independence must occur. Whether it’s me doing my own schoolwork, cooking, or relaxing. No issues will be caused by this. I, Becca need my own time. I need to be able to voice my own opinion and not be told I’m wrong. My own freedom of speech. I demand everyone to follow this declaration.
When I am doing my schoolwork, there is to be no interrupting me. Unless it is a true emergency. Most importantly, I am to not…
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The Virginia Declaration of RightsVirginia's Declaration of Rights was drawn upon by Thomas Jefferson for the opening paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence. It was widely copied by the other colonies and became the basis of the Bill of Rights. Written by George Mason, it was adopted by the Virginia Constitutional Convention on June 12, 1776. A DECLARATION OF RIGHTS made by the representatives of the good people of Virginia, assembled…
Declaration of Independence
I, Michael Gillis, on this 6th day of May 2015, declare my Independence from homework for all concerned persons to read.
It is sometimes necessary for a person to get rid of the force or forces controlling them. In addition, it is known that homework is to be expected in order to receive a good education in school. This meaning, every child for eleven to twelve years is supposed to make school a top priority so they can have a good future. I accept this, but every…
Important Event: Declaration of Independence
An important movement in history, involving delicate wording and politics, was the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This one small paper led to a cascade of events that included a country being founded that has thrived for centuries. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, but before it being adopted and signed it was edited by Congress. There were many variations spread out but all were based off that same signed…
A Declaration of Independence?
Random Variables, Simulations, and the Law of Cosines
Phoenix Country Day School
Many teachers demonstrate many of the concepts of random variables through simulation. However, the
concept of independence doesn’t lend itself to this approach – randomly generated sets of values will not
be independent, even when the conditions of the simulation include independent random variables. This
leads to interesting…
Declaration of Independence from Neela Houshmand
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to disconnect the sibling bonds 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 family and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation of sibling unity.
We hold these truths…
Declaration of Independence
I feel that the Declaration of Independence is so special, because it changed the American “rebellion” against great Brittan into a revolution. Beginning in April 19, 1975 until July 2, 1776 the war was being fought so that the colonist could regain their rights as Englishmen that had been taken away by the British from 1763 through 1775. July 2 the second continental congress approved the resolution by Richard Henry lee. Stating that the united colonies are and…
In 1776 the Declaration of Independence was created. It was created to explain to the nations why the colonies were separated from Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams were all a part of this act, But Thomas Jefferson was chosen to draft the letter.
There are five parts to the Declaration of Independence. The Statement of Human Rights, Preamble, Charges against human rights, Charges against the King and Parliament, and The State…