Declaration Of Independence Research Paper

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The Declaration Of Independence was an image all colonists wanted to live up to. They wanted all men equal, and the government to be fair. The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783.The Declaration stated all of this and the colonists said it would be. After securing enough votes for the passage, independence was voted for on July 2nd. The Declaration Of Independence, drafted largely by Thomas Jefferson, marked the formation of a new sovereign nation, which called itself the United States Of America. Independence was a date that John Adams believed would be “the most memorable date in the history of America.” It was memorable alright. On July 4, 1776, Congress approved the final text of the Declaration. …show more content…

The Acts, The Intolerable Acts, The battle of Lexington and Concord, and a bunch of other things that if I named, we would be here for a few days. I would rather not do that. First came the acts. The stamp act, sugar act, townshend act, quartering act, and a few others. They all ended up being repealed, or stopped. Then came the Boston Massacre. Angered by the presence of troops and Britain's colonial policy, a crowd began harassing a group of soldiers guarding the customs house; a soldier was knocked down by a snowball and he shot his musket, sparking a volley into the crowd which killed five civilians. Next came the Boston tea party. Angered by the Tea Acts, American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians dumped £9,000 of East India Company tea into the Boston harbor. £9,000 equals $10221.30 in American money. That's a lot, if you asked me. Colonial delegates met to organise opposition to the Intolerable Acts. After that, the colonists wouldn't let the British lead them, so they chose people to write a Declaration of Independence.
On June 11, 1776, delegates appointed a committee of five to write the declaration. These were our founding fathers. They were Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and R.R. Livingston. We really only hear about Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Ben Franklin, because they all became presidents in the future. Also, 56 people signed the Declaration Of Independence. But you will hear

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