How Did The Americans Contribute To The Declaration Of Independence

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The British colonized a land, what is now called the United States of America, back in 1607. They ruled over the natives for another century before the Native Americans realized that they wanted to be treated differently. They wanted freedom and so they revolted. The factors that contributed to the eventual separation of the colonists from the British were the colonists’ dissatisfaction with the acts imposed by the British after the French and Indian war, the battles fought between the colonists and the British, and the difference in the political wants of the colonists. After the British won the French and Indian war, they had to impose certain acts in order to make up for the financial losses in the war. First, they imposed the Sugar Act, but the colonists…show more content…
They felt that he had too much power and control over them. In response to this, the colonists formed the first Continental Congress to send their complaints to the British king so that he can address them (Pavao). Unfortunately, the British king didn’t respond well, so the colonists met for a second Continental Congress, in which they were more assertive and decided that it was time for a revolutionary war. They chose five men, namely Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin and Robert Livingston, to draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776. This document stated their reasons for wanting to be freed from the British. And thus, the United States of America was formed. The Americans really struggled to fight for their independence from the British. They were persistent and determined to be free from their ruling. There were factors that contributed to their freedom from the British. These factors were their revolts against the acts imposed by the British, the battles fought against the British, and the political differences. All these factors contributed to making the United States of America independent and
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