Progressive Declaration Of Independence

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With the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776; it created one of the biggest and strongest nation in the modern day. Before having it signed, there had been tension between colonists and Britain. Even though Britain had helped them on their path, the colonist 's believed it would have been better to secede from the mother country. Based on the events that occurred before passing the declaration, I would also sign the Declaration of Independence. Britain has done oppressive things (taxes and a variety of laws) that it would be justifiable to sign the declaration. By signing the declaration, it would have helped the colonists both politically and economically. Nonetheless, it would also have a positive effect socially with colonists life. To begin, a reason why I would sign the…show more content…
But the declaration wasn 't all that progressive. While it does say that it would make all men equal that doesn 't really apply to everyone. It states that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator." Black slaves weren 't freed until the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and women weren 't able to vote till 1919. The declaration and constitution were created by white men so it would obviously need additions and revisions to it. Although the declaration had various of other reasons that should have been considered progressive. We can 't compare today 's society to back then but we can look at when they shifted to a more progressive society. In the end, the Declaration of Independence was the start of a nation that would soon be the powerhouse of the world. Signing the declaration helped improve the lives of colonist culturally, economically, and socially. Even with some flaws in it, I would have as signed it in hopes of it to improve the lives of many. Many colonists suffered under Britain 's regime and were abused of their resources. To help these people, it would be necessary to have
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