what changed before and after the declaration of independence

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what changed before and after the declaration of independence

Jan 27th, 2015

The Declaration of Independence gave birth to what is known today as the United States of America. The document is symbolic of American democracy and one of the free charters of freedom.The effects of the Declaration of Independence today can be seen and felt within the United States of America and also among many foreign nations. It brought change to the areas discussed below.

1. Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness

The Declaration of Independence gave birth to many other freedoms in the United States of America that may never have even been intended. One of the more immediate effects felt was the Emancipation of black slaves. Abraham Lincoln certainly took literally the statement from the Declaration, “that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”? The American dream put in a nut shell

2. All Men are Created Equal

The Declaration of Independence also paved the way and created equality among all men and women. Today we can see the effects of the first sentence written in the Preamble: We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal.”? Throughout history we have seen so many different changes, from freedom of slaves, to equality among men and women often referred to as gender equality.

3. Bill of Rights

The Declaration of Independence had a profound effect upon the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. The Declaration, it seems, may have ignited the fire under which the Bill of Rights and the Constitution were written. The Declaration is in large part a summary of what the Bill of Rights stands for. The Bill of Rights in the United States is the name by which the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known.

4. Effects among foreign nations

The Declaration of Independence has also left lasting effects upon other foreign nations, including the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, and the Declaration of Independence for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The French Declaration is one of the fundamental documents of the French Revolution and defines a set of individual and collective rights of all of the estates as one.



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