The Author of America

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All of the founding fathers helped define the America of today, but one of them was the author of the America today. The Declaration of Independence would have never been written were it not for Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson influenced America’s “break” from England. Moreover, the Louisiana Purchase was one of the largest land deals in history, and Thomas Jefferson had an important role in that purchase. Thomas Jefferson had a very good influence on America; he is one of the reasons why America is a great country.

One reason why Thomas Jefferson has had a positive influence on America was because he wrote the Declaration of Independence. He explained his "support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence. We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor (Thomas Jefferson 1).” In exclaiming this, he was devoting his life to his “new” country.

Also, he was exercising his freedom of speech. In essence, he was fighting for a right that would make this country a better place. Furthermore, he wrote that "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to instituteMorgutia 2new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness(ThomasJefferson 1)." In the Declaration of Independence, he...