Preamble Declaration Of Independence

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In July 4, 1776, the United States declared independence from Great Britain. A document was drafted to legalize the independence: The Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson was credited for writing this honored document that changed everything for the American colonists. The documents was excessively long, but some major ideas are as follows: the Preamble, the declaration of natural rights, and the resolution of independence. The Preamble was the introduction of The Declaration of Independence. It explains the purpose of this document (Jefferson). The Preamble builds associations between philosophical theory and functional political issues, communicates the essential estimations of the new American government, furthermore speaks to different countries to acknowledge the new country. The introduction depends intensely on the philosophical and political thoughts of the Enlightenment period of the eighteenth century Europe, including the thoughts of Thomas Hobbes, Jean Jacques Rousseau, and, most especially, John Locke. Locke trusted that people, by nature, had the right to protection of life, health, freedom and possession (The Declaration of Independence). Jefferson altered Locke’s ideas into, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," (Jefferson). Along with …show more content…

It explained the colonistś complaints with Britain, especially King George III. In this section, there are 28 complaints. Some complains are: the quartering acts, the tea act, stamp act, and the navigation laws (Jefferson). These laws and acts made it very difficult for the colonies to be content under the British rule. For instance, Great Britain only allowed the colonies to purchase tea from the East India Tea Company.The colonies believed that this restriction was just another way the British could retain the colonies under their rule. These grievances are what raised awareness for the American

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