Principles of the Declaration  

By: Macey Kern

This is the original copy of the Declaration of Independence.

Unalienable Rights

                      "That among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

It is saying how Americans have certain rights that can not be taken away from us.

Consent of the Governed

    "That to secure these rights, Governments dare instituted among Men, deriving their                                            just powers from the consent of the governed."

It is saying about how we the people, have a say in what the government does and the choices they make.

We Need Consent of the governed, because without it, the government would have no power. They need the citizens to have A say in what they do or there would be no freedom or America.

Who is responsible?

I think the Government protects our unalienable rights, because who else would do it? I guess if you thought about it, we should be protecting our own rights, but we do not have to power do do so. Some people may think they the government is taking away our unalienable rights, but they also need to do their jobs.

Do we still have consent of the governed  and Unalienable Rights today?

We do still use both of these today, as is is previously said, we need both of these things to even have a Government let alone still have America even freedom. So, no the Consent of the Governed and Unalienable Rights are not outdated, simply because they can and never will be.

Do these principles matter to you? If so, how and why?

I think these principles matter to every single person that lives in America. If we did not have these then everything would have been different. The principles of the Declaration are very straight forward and they don't in particular matter to me at this moment science I am only 13, but later on in life when I am older and when I am actually concerned  they will mater more to me.

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