Bryanna Fabris The Declaration of Independence is the most important document in the United State’s History. The Declaration was created to announce our separation, or declaration of independence, from Great Britain. In the document, Thomas Jefferson asserted that “all men are created equal… with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” that became the principles of our society, and affected how people in the U.S live on a daily basis. There were many positive results from the Declaration of Independence and how it impacted the views of American law, but there were also some exclusions that went against the very moral of the document. As stated above The Declaration Of Independence is a very important document and also one of the oldest in U.S history. It is important because of how it inspired other foreign countries to gain independence and contributed to Americans’ understanding of the values of their new nation. Dr. David Armitage at Harvard University pointed out: “No American document has had a greater global impact than the Declaration of Independence. It has been fundamental to American history longer than any other text because it was… the birth certificate of the American nation. It enshrined what came to be seen as the most succinct and memorable statement of the ideals on which that nation was founded: the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; the consent of the governed; and resistance to tyranny. And… its example helped to inspire countless movements for independence, self-determination, and revolution after 1776” What Dr. Armitage is saying here can be summarized by saying that The effects of the Declaration of Independence today can be seen and felt within the United States of America and also among many foreign nations. Due to In the beginning of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson states “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights,” the quote that is the foundation of America’s government which educates the importance of justice and equality. However, one can also argue that The Declaration of Independence promoted neither equality or justice amongst humankind because both before and after the American Revolution slaves and women did not have the identical rights as men. When Jefferson first said that, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights,” he most certainly did not suggest “all men.” If he had then it’d be difficult for him to justify the truth that a huge percent of the American population was enslaved. He meant that all white, property-owning American males were equal. No inclusion was given to ladies in the Declaration of Independence and they did not keep an identical status with men in the Jeffersonian model of an American republic. This led to many people declaring injustice and demanding equality. Now because of these people we have seen many changes from slaves gaining their freedom, to equality among men and women, all for the better of America. So based on the outcome, a person can come to the conclusion that The Declaration of Independence paved the way to creating equality among all men and women, regardless of race, or sexuality.