As for a dependent country, one of their most desired goals was of course, to become a self-dependent ruling country. However, to achieve this goal is not as easy as to say it. This is something that the majority of the citizens in the country have to agree upon and the congress has to be in favor of this too. When all of these are accomplished, then, a document would have to be drafted and printed out, declaring themselves to be no longer dependent and no longer being one of the colonies anymore. This was exactly the case for the USA’s Declaration of Independence in 1776.
The Declaration of Independence was a document written by Thomas Jefferson. The purpose of the Declaration is was already as stated in its name; to declare them to be independent from the British. The Declaration included the explanation on why the Congress decided to declare independence from Britain. It talked about certain natural rights, including the rights to revolutions. It also listed the bad deeds committed on the colonies by King George the Third (Maier, 1997). The Congress approved the final draft of the Declaration on the 4th July 1776, and thus the date is considered as American’s National Day.
The Declaration of Independence shows a strong desire of them to become independent. This is something that other countries should have, and indeed, have already followed. The examples of people standing up to speak for their deserved rights of independence. We should not be scared in declaring ourselves and be independent from the suppressing powers, because if we are, then we would never have the chance to enjoy the independence that we desired so much and might have to be depended and suppressed by those powers forever.