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Overview

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.--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 to abolish it, and to institute new 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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
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“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is its natural manure.”—Thomas Jefferson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844671571
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Revolutions Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,222,356
  • Product dimensions: 5.08 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States. He envisioned America as the force behind a great “Empire of Liberty” that would promote republicanism and counter the imperialism of the British Empire.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    The best book in the world!!!

    It tells u about how thomas jefferson helped colonists earn their rights by writing the declaration of independence.

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  • Posted November 2, 2012

    A MUST read for every citizen!

    It's the Declaration of Independence, what can I say? Too many Americans THINK they know why we separated from England, but unfortunately, our education system doesn't tell students the WHOLE story. This should be required reading for middle and high school students.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    A must read

    Wonderful ! I wish our Congress would read it..



    An American Citizen

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