The Declaration of Independence is a cornerstone of American thought regarding freedom and happiness. Thomas Jefferson was heavily influenced by philosophers of the period, and the document is frequently referred to as a blueprint for an effective government. Often quoted from the Preamble is this passage:
â??We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.â?
Over two hundred years later, how can we assess this statement? Compose a 750-1000 word essay that addresses the following:
1. Identify an individual or group of individuals who have continued to pursue liberty and happiness in the twentieth century and beyond.
2. How have he/she/they impacted the world?
3. How will their contributions impact future generations?