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My topics are The Declaration of Independence, Trail of Tears and 911.
The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration was drafted and put into use in 1776. It has always been a symbol of liberty. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people. The political philosophy of the Declaration was not new; its ideals of individual liberty had already been expressed by John Locke and the Continental philosophers. What Jefferson did was to summarize this philosophy in "self-evident truths" and set forth a list of grievances against the King in order to justify before the world the breaking of ties between the colonies and the mother country.