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  1. 1. My Pursuit of Happiness
  2. 2. <ul><li>Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 Shadwell Virginia. </li></ul><ul><li>Jefferson got his inspiration from the Enlightenment period. </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The phrase “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is based on the writings of English philosopher John Locke who said “no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions </li></ul><ul><li>To me the pursuit of happiness means the journey you take to get toward your goals </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>The school I go to is Calvine High School. Calvine high school is a place where students go if they are credit deficient and need to earn credits so they can graduate on time and get their high school diploma. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Some ways I do to pursue my happiness is try at something and see if I can succeed at it </li></ul><ul><li>One of my pursuits is the love of music, I have been playing the guitar for 2 years now. Since I have been playing I have been in two bands and played two different shows. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>A positive trait about me is I am very caring and thoughtful towards others. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>I feel what’s important for this country is for every one has free health care, better paying jobs and lower poverty rate. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>The right most important to me would be the first amendment, the freedom of speech because every one has a voice or thought but if we censor it or put limitations on what we say then we will never hear what everyone has to say </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>citizens should work towards the betterment of their community through economic participation, public service, volunteer work, and other such efforts to improve life for all citizens. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>No more wars. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a way to stop global warming. </li></ul><ul><li>Find cures for incurable diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>Peace between neighbors both foreign and at home . </li></ul><ul><li>Stop world hunger and poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the education level of all nations. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>In the next five years I see myself working at a job that I enjoy working at and feel good about myself at the end of the day. </li></ul><ul><li>The ways I'm going to get there is to go to college for that career but right now I'm just figuring out what I want to do, so I'm exploring different careers right now to figure what I want to do. </li></ul>