We no longer are with Great Britain; Liberty to the States!
Principle 1 - All men are created Equal
All men are created equal, meaning we all have fair trials!
Principle 2 - All people have basic rights that cannot be taken away; life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Hear ye, hear ye! All people have basic rights that cannot be taken away!
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, a petition stating that the colonies were separating from Great Britain; it was approved July 4, 1776 in Independence Hall, Philadelphia.
Principle 3 - The government gets its power to make decisions and protect rights from the people.
That the government gets its power to make decisions and protect the rights of the people.
Principle 1 is important as it is stating that everyone is created equal, as everyone would have fair trials for court, you can't refuse to give someone something in restaurants, no unfair trials, etc.
Principle 4 - When the government does not protect the rights of the people, the people have the right to alter or abolish the government.
The government is made of tyrants; we have the right to alter or destroy the government!
Principle 2 is important as all of the people in the U.S have basic rights, such as pursuing happiness by having a family, a good job, etc. without the government taking away; otherwise, the government can take all of our rights away and we couldn't get it back, like tyranny.
Today Principle 2 is best upheld.
At least we can do this without getting penalized.
Principle 3 is important as the government can make decisions (making littering illegal) and has to protect the rights of us. We made this government because we vote in November on who gets to be our government.
The government gets its power to make decisions and protect rights from the people.
Principle 4 is important because if we find out the government is made out of tyrants, cheated off the votes, etc, we have the basic right to change the government, or make a new government completely.
Principle 2 is upheld best today because when we want to do something like opening a store, spending our life with happiness, liberty, we can do this because the government cannot set any penal system on it. So, we can do anything that is fun, sell stuff, etc. without any punishments!