Causes Of The Declaration Of Independence

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription, paragraph 2 line 1.) The Declaration of Independence gives a long list of grievances, but neglects to explain the cause behind why. The American colonies were founded to help with the expansion of the British economy. They had provided a new society for those who were anxious to escape the life in Europe. Virginia was the colony to be founded in 1607. Then in 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers started the colonisation of New England. For over more than a century and half, the British government…show more content…
They were fought in three parts, Europe, India and North America. These wars were increasingly expensive, and eventually bankrupted the French crown. Therefore in turn it helped bring about the French Revolution. However British tried to tackle the problem of cost earlier, nonetheless, when the Seven Years War ended in 1763 they contemplated the Americans to contribute. The British contended that it was only fair they should help pay. Over the next 12 years, British tried to tax the Americans again, however the Americans refused to pay. The British tried a variation of means. Through law and also by force, to endeavor the Americans to obey. In conclusion, war broke out in 1775 between Britain and the American colonies. “We the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.”(The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription, last paragraph, line
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