Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in the history of the United States. It outlines the colonies reasons from breaking away from England and George III. On July 2, 1776 the Congress voted to declare independence from England. Two days later and with some changes to the document, Congress voted to accept the Declaration of Independence.
The Declaration is important because it was written by the people, for the people and it states that a government exists for the benefit of the people. The Declaration states that men have equal rights. These two statements have molded United States ideology of liberal democracy for the past two centuries. The Declaration of Independence outlines the fundamental values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; the consent of the governed; and resistance to tyranny.
As the first successful declaration of independence in history, this document has provided the inspiration for countless movements of independence, self-determination and revolution. The liberties outlined in the Declaration have provided the gateway for various Civil Rights movements and laws based on the written guarantee that all men are created equal.
War War II
World War II was one of the definitive events of the 20th century, if not all of human history. World War II lasted between 1939 and 1945, was the deadliest and most devastating war in history. At the end of the First World War, Germany, America, and the rest of the world were going through the Great Depression. The economy was bad, unemployment high, and massive inflation caused money to lose its value.
In Germany, Adolf Hitler created a fascist state that threatened the peace of Europe. He abandoned treaty obligations, began building his military, and made territorial demands on his neighbors. He and the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini joined their nations as Axis powers while countries like America and Britain were...