Explain the significance of (and what happened at) the Battles at Concord and Lexington. At the Battle at Lexington, the first first stand off between the British and the Americans took place. This was a significant part of the Revolutionary War because this was the first battle of the revolution and the location where the first shot was fired. The origin of that shot was unknown, but it was the reason the revolution began.
If you had to look at the Declaration of Independence from a historians view, which ideal of the document would you see fit as most important? The Declaration of Independence was signed on July fourth, seventeen-seventy six. This document is a symbol of independence from Great Britain. It shows that our country strived to be exactly what they were not.
A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people” (Doc7). This excerpt from “The Declaration of Independence” describes King George III as an unfit ruler of the people and tells of the colonists’ petitions that have been read and thrown back at them with repeated hatefulness. It also tells of the King’s history of repeating injury and usurpations while having the ability to establish oppressive rule over all of the states. Another view of this situation includes the view of the British. In their eyes the colonists are being immature and are complaining more than needed towards the King George III’s decisions and ways of ruling.
During the mid-1700’s after “Seven Years War”, the British became submerged under a massive debt from fighting in one of the empire’s most expensive war. To absorb the impact of the war debt, Prime Minister of England George Grenville, shifted part of the war debt to Britain’s colonies. Throughout the mid-1700’s Britain imposed intolerable acts upon the colonies such as the sugar act, stamp act, tea act, coercive acts, so on and so forth. Though the colonies trying to fight for representation so taxes can be passed with a majority’s approval instead of members of parliament making colonists decisions, never declared a full on war with the mother country or even wanted to separate in the first place.
The main purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to dissolve political ties with Europe. Furthermore it was an announcement to explain to the world that the Colonies had separated from Great Britain and to gain sympathy for their cause against a tyrant King. The central purpose of the Articles of Confederation was to provide a governing structure the nation. It provided the first set of rules and organized the government for the United States. The Articles of Confederation mostly, but not entirely, prevented individual states from conducting their own foreign policies.
According in the independence of declaration Thomas Jefferson states“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of the divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.” The start of the war began in 1764 by control over the colonies also the Sugar Act and Currency Act were passed. 1765 Great Britain passed the Quartering Act, this act forced colonist to house and feed British soldiers. Shortly after that they created the Stamp Act, the act made colonist to purchase stamps on many different household items like newspaper or birth certificates. All these Acts added up to the Townshend Acts in 1767.
I believe the Declaration of Independence does uphold the principles most of the time. I say this because there 's some things that have happened, or is happening, which causes it to not uphold it all the time. Most of the time it does hold up, with having laws and other things. “All men are created equal.” is a principle of the Declaration.
Throughout time, people have struggled to be recognized as equal, to be treated fairly and with dignity, as well as being able to partake in the same opportunities for sucess and hapiness as others. Take, for instance, the United States when it severed its ties to Great Britain. The United States recognized that they were being treated unjustly, and in response to that, leaders wrote a formal statement- The Declaration of Independence. The Declaration decreed that everyone was equal and that they should all have rights.
Many circumstances have, and will arise, which are not local, but universal, and through which the principles of all Lovers of Mankind are affected, and in the Event of which, their Affections are interested (Paine, 1776)”. Thomas Paine disagrees with the British government and the way they handling business he encouraged Americas to declare their independence. The Declaration of independence was a documented created by Thomas Jefferson that announced the split from the colonies and Great Britain, it. The Declaration of Independence states “we hold these…all men are created equal...with certain unalienable rights...that when any form of government becomes destructive... It is the right of the people to alter or abolish it (Jefferson, 1776)”.
The purpose of The Declaration of Independence was to separate from Great Britain and to define the principles on how we would be governed. It’s clear we are no longer ruled by Great Britain so the purpose of this paper is to analyze if we are following the principles. After analyzing The Declaration of Independence I feel like we are making progress towards following the principles. But there have been various issues including racism, sexism and unfair government in some cases. We have done good and bad at upholding these principles.
The Ideals of the Declaration: Which is Most Important? There are four ideals in the Declaration of Independence. The American Government became independent in July 1776. Five men wrote the Declaration of Independence, the main one being Thomas Jefferson.
The Principles in the Declaration of Independence I believe that the United States upholds the principles of the Declaration of Independence most of the time. Times have definitely changed since the Declaration of Independence was written which does make things a little more complicated. Now that things are so different from back then, it does make it harder to follow the principles of the Declaration of Independence but yet I feel like the United States does a pretty good job of it. When people think U.S., they think freedom and I believe that we gained this reputation by trying our best to stick to the principles.
The United States has always had a lot to be proud of. With features like beautiful landscapes from deserts and forests to mountains and snow, the infamous title of ‘land of the free,’ and of course there hard won independence-which they have always found worth celebrating. The United States serves as the world’s melting pot, where the traditions of different races, cultures, genders, social classes, and any other difference can all be found in one place, though maybe living their lives in many different ways. The United States had always shown promise for so many people.
The Declaration of Independence although claimed “all men are created equal,” within an equal and free society, was not entirely entitled and proposed to all men, differing from the realities of the world. Within the Declaration of Independence, the subject of slavery and women’s rights were not acted upon despite what was worded and promised on paper. This important document interested all people of age, race, gender, etc. and how it would affect them. However, the realties outside the given document were more complex in politics, society, and people’s ideals of what was proposed and to occur.
The five overarching ideas introduced by the Declaration of Independence are: a) All people are equal b) They are endowed with rights that cannot be taken away. c) These rights include life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. d) People from governments to protect those rights. e) Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.