Consequences Of The Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in History; it was accepted into the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. The Declaration of Independence summarizes the colonist’s motivations in seeking their own independence away from Great Britain. By doing so, they had acknowledged themselves as an independent nation. The American colonists were now able to approve an official alliance with France and to gain French support in the war against Great Britain. During the 1760’s the North American colonists found themselves more and more at chances with the British imperial policies in regards to the taxation and policies. When continual disapprovals failed to affect the British policies, it lead to the closing of the port of Boston. When fighting broke out amongst the American colonists and British militaries in Massachusetts, the Continental Congress operated with local individuals, who were formerly…show more content…
On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee had announced a motion to Congress to proclaim independence. John Adams and Benjamin Franklin reviewed Jefferson’s draft of the declaration; and they had conserved its imaginative form, but struck passages that were more than likely to meet disagreement or skepticism, particularly the passages that blamed King George III for the intercontinental slave trade and all of those who blamed the British people rather than their own government. The British Government tried its best to terminate the Declaration of Independence as an insignificant document by the unhappy colonists. The British officers hired publicists to highlight the Declaration’s faults. The most significant diplomatic result that came out of the event was to agree on respect for the United States by friendly foreign
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