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Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution had distinctly different objectives when they were written. Describe those different objectives and their effect on American culture today. Use specific examples.

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The Declaration was in effect a slap in the face of the British Colonial power and the Crown. It was in essence a statement that the old ways no longer worked in the new world and that they could no longer impose there will. The constitution on the other hand was the statement of governance for the new world and that it would be by the people, for the people and that we had the freedom, in all respects, that had been denied us by the colonial powers, and that as a republic, we would stand and fight for that freedom for all.

While the first part of the declaration served notice that Americans no longer consider themselves English, its second and longer section denied English any authority in the colonies. In its details history of American ...

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This posting analyses how the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution had distinctly different objectives when they were written. It describe those different objectives and their effect on American culture today using specific examples.

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