Thomas Jefferson Declaration of Independence To some people, the Declaration of Independence still accurately reflects America’s political philosophy and way of life; to others, it does not.
What is your position on the issue? Discuss your analysis of the Declaration of Independence’s contemporary relevance, and try to persuade others to your position. America’s declaration of independence from the British Empire was the nation’s founding moment. But it was not inevitable. Until the spring of 1776, most colonists believed that the British Empire offered its citizens freedom and provided them protection and opportunity. The mother country purchased colonists’ goods, defended them from Native American Indian and European aggressors, and extended British rights and liberty to colonists.