The Declaration of Independence is a cornerstone of American thought regarding freedom and happiness. Thomas Jefferson was heavily affected by philosophers of the period and the document is often referred to as a blueprint for an efficient government. Frequently quoted from the Preamble is this passage:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, which all men are created equivalent, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness?
Over 200 years later, how can we evaluate this statement? Compose a 750 to 1000 word essay which addresses the given:
1) Recognize an individual or group of individuals who have continued to pursue the liberty and happiness in the 20th century and beyond.
2) describe how have he/she/they impacted the world?
3) describe how will their contributions impact the future generations?