In my opinion The Declaration of Independence is by far the most Important Document .
of Western civilization during the late eightieth Century. As Moses Coit Tyler noted almost a .
century ago, "no assessment of it can be complete without taking into account its extraordinary .
merits as a work of political prose style." (1) Although I agree with recognizing the merits of the .
Declaration of Independence in reference to its artistry of literary qualities, I believe there .
are deeper and more meaningful senses that are stirred by this amazing document in the hearts .
and minds of the men and women of the United States of America. This essay will enlighten and .
solidify the importance of this Declaration to not only the citizens of the United States of .
America but to the citizens of the planet Earth. .
I feel that the first important fact that should be looked at is The Declaration of .
Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson during the late eightieth century in the United .
States of America. This Document is a culmination of ideologies from Western European .
Philosophers during the time frame of the Enlightenment. I believe that Thomas Jefferson took .
pieces of those ideologies and grouped them together with his exceptional writing ability and the .
end result was a marvel Document to human kind. A document that can be easily used as a .
template for any group of citizens on planet earth that desire the extension of liberties like .
freedom, equality and the pursuit of happiness for the people of that new nation. The .
Declaration of Independence has been a nurturing document for over 227 years. It has been used .
by numerous politicians as a basis for ideas and principles for important documents of the United .
States to follow, such as the Constitution, Amendments and others.
We have studied many ideas during the first half of our class but one of them that is fresh .
in my mind is the political theory of the Republic of Virtue where Maximilien Robespierre states .