Grievances Of The Declaration Of Independence

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“…..All men are created equal, they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” This phrase, from the Declaration of Independence, was written more than 200 years ago declaring America’s Independence; the colonists formally announcing their break from Britain. Written by the main authors--Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Robert R. Livingston, and Roger Sherman--on July 2, 1776, and signed by the 56 delegates of the Continental Congress, this document symbolizes and celebrates our freedom. Historians analyzed the Declaration of Independence in four significant sections: the statement of purpose, the contract theory of government, grievances, and the conclusions. The first portion of the Declaration of Independence states that colonies want Independence, and it is crucial, and no longer unavoidable. For a long time, the colonies have been together, but now the disrespectfulness and unfairness from Great Britain must end. Introducing the Declaration of Independence, the colonists declare the causes that impel the colonies to separate, hoping for a peaceful resolution. Next, the section about the contract theory of government, explains that everybody has the rights to life, liberty, …show more content…

The colonists made 27 grievances, listing all the ways they believe the king of Great Britain has particularly violated the rules, and rights that they should have. King George lll has violated the colonists’ rights by passing unfair laws and interfering with colonial government. The grievances list and discuss, the unfair laws, the courts (judicial system), the economy, the soldiers, and government. In every stage, the colonists have formally asked for a correction of wrongs, but nothing is done. The colonists are tired of this Tyrant who is unsuitable to be the ruler of free

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