Arguments For The Declaration Of Independence

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American colonists on July 4, 1776 decided to gather together to draft what is known as the Declaration of Independence and sent the final copy of the Declaration of Independence to England. Throughout the document they describe all the contention and tyrannical acts that the Crown has had toward the colonists. They give specific examples such as the Quartering Act, where colonists had to take in soldiers and not only take care of them but provide for them. The colonists were enraged when these events came to pass, and decided after many petitions and letters, they wanted to be heard after so much time. Three essential arguments and beliefs that were established in the Declaration included unalienable rights, getting rid of imposed taxes, and …show more content…

Unalienable rights are rights that you are born with which include having freedom of speech, etc. This right is referred to as “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” (statement of beliefs) in the Declaration of Independence. This phrase is quite popular and is known to give examples of having rights that are given since birth. Under the rule of Great Britain, Colonists were not able to have these rights. The document states, “King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States” (statement of beliefs). King George III was described as tyrannical and rejected all of the letters that came from the colonists, always wanting to have control over them. Using the words “injuries” and “usurpations”, emphasize the fact that England was really controlling and that the colonists had separated away from them. England only used America for personal interest and realized that it was about time they break away from the …show more content…

King George decided that the best way to get money was by taxing ridiculous taxes to the colonists. He had taxes on all paper goods and textiles such as sugar and tea. The colonists continue to complain about how they were sent soldiers to collect these taxes and on top of that having to provide housing for the soldiers. They found this very unfair and thought King George was only present in the colonies for selfish gain. In the Grievances the colonists said, “imposing Taxes on us without our Consent” (Grievances). This line demonstrates how powerless the colonists were, highlighting the fact that they weren’t asked for consent nor warned about it. Becoming free of these taxes allowed them to live their lives more justly. The colonists say, “Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury” (Statement of Redress). The colonists feel as if they are only getting punished when they speak their mind, their opinions being dismissed. “Injury” refers to all taxes that are affecting people's way of living in the colonies and lives only because the King thought so. Leading the Americans colonists to think the Crown has become

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