In 1776, the Deceleration of Independence was signed by our founding fathers. This document had been previously written to break free from the grip of Britain and become an autonomous nation. It obtained the most fundamental ideas of our country, and helped shape what it is today. The most important group of ideals in this Declaration was the self-evident truths, which stated essential laws about man and its organization. These self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence were derived from the ideals of natural rights, an undefined Creator, and establishing government.
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” This quote portrays the idea that God created all men to be on the same level with each other, along with God himself. Though man being equal with God is not stated in the Declaration, the idea of all men being created by god, and living in one commonwealth is prominent. Long after Cicero, as the Middle Ages were coming to an end, a drastic change occurred. The vicious grip of the Church over society eventually caused people to rebel in thought and appreciate what they had in life, while still having faith in God and his power. The idea of believing in God as one’s creator, and also appreciating the flourishes of life was new, and it eventually made its way into the minds of the founding fathers. These concepts of God and religion were well liked and revolutionary, most likely being the reason why our country adapted them.
Every functioning society must have some form of government, and the development of leadership through the years heavily contributed to 18th century America. First of all, talking again of the Magna Carta, it symbolized an innovative event in the history of government. It was the first time since the fall of Rome that people were fighting for the reinstating of their rights. Seeing how important this was, the writers of the Declaration of Independence chose to include the right of altering or changing unfair government as a self-evident truth. Second, in the play Crito, written by Plato, Socrates explains what the government would say to him if he were to defy them, “You are not on equal terms with us, nor can you think that you have a right...