Declaration Of Independence Dbq

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The Declaration of Independence: An unsuccessful validation for deceitfulness and treason Thomas Jefferson and the Sons of Liberty failed to justify treason and war when composing the Declaration. Lets begin by clarifying that the colonies had been for long a land of lawlessness, chaos and disorder, where people smuggled to avoid taxes. One perfect example is John Hancock of Massachussetts, who was a very known politician and smuggler. He was even arrested for it and colonist started riots, to set him free so they could be able to purchase his illegal goods (Tea). The Crown, when seeing all the smuggling going on, they decided to sell Tea at a lower cost than the smuggled tea. Hancock attacked the crown, and manipulated the colonists to revolt …show more content…

It,s obvious that they were fighting for their personal intentions. Separating from Great Britain meant, not selling imported good any more from England and the colonists would have to continue to obtain their smuggled goods. In other words their motto was “Let sleeping dogs lie”. Those men that accepted to fight against the british empire, were convinced by lies and prejudice. So after many “unprovoked attacks” by the colonists to British soldiers stationed in America, they were ready to rebel against the King. Jefferson’s Declaration sole purpose was to justify their reasons for betraying the crown, treason. Jefferson’s writing sucks, he repeats his statements by using different words when explaining the reasons why they are separating from …show more content…

“He has forbidden his governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspened their operation till his assent should be obtained, and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them:” Again, he had the right to do so, since the colonies were under the British rule, and needed the King’s approval before passing any laws and putting them into practice. Jefferson repeats his ideas, like in the 11th and 14th grievances: “he has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislatures”, “for quartering large bodies of armed troops among us” the King sent out troops because the colonists were ready for an armed rebellion, it was obvious that they would send down an army. Just like he repeats the same idea by putting sophisticated words in the 23rd, 24th, 25th , and 26th grievances.” How can this be a justification of treason? I don’t know what they where expecting, when the King decided to send armies to put down their rebellion by force, and when they mention the native americans, that the crown was siding with them, that has nothing to do with

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