Declaration of Independence Where would we be today if it wasn’t for the Declaration of Independence? The Declaration of Independence is the start to the United States of America. The Declaration broke us away from England and was the start to America’s own path. There were many events that happen around the drawing up of the Declaration, but didn’t stop them from going through with the Declaration. The Declaration has to be the most important document of history and put us where we are today because of it, this document changed history forever.
Because of this immoral view, the African Americans could not vote and express their thoughts freely until much later. A British author, Harriet Martineau, describes the United States as a country where “every man in towns an independent citizen; every man in the country a landowner” (D). She would be correct if she meant every white man. Under Jackson’s rule, the property requirements and tax paying requirements for voting were lowered, so more white males could vote. Jackson increased white male suffrage and advocated equality for all white males.
Common sense struck a resounding chord within the American conscience, as it was hugely influential and convinced many american colonists that the time had finally come to break away from british rule. In fact, the timing couldn’t have been better, only a few days before its release, King george delivered his opening speech to parliament calling for suppression of the american rebellion. If the American revolution were to succeed , the common people( farmers, merchants, soldiers,etc,) had to understand its causes, and common sense provided a comprehensible defence of the revolution. Paine began by criticizing ruler who violated, rather than that protected, the rights of their citizens, which led to the first principal theme, the evils of king george III, who Paine denounced as the royal brute of britain, he charged that the British Monarch was directly responsible for many injustices inflicted on the colonies , an argument Thomas jefferson would further develop in the declaration of independence. He hoped the accusations would provide an ideological justification against King George III that would gain support from colonists over anger issues such as the imposition of taxes without consent and suspension of trial by jury or the hiring of mercenaries.
The Revolutionary War was probably one of the most detrimental effects of The Boston Tea Party. The Colonists were talking of uniting and taking action against Great Britain, so they formed the First Continental Congress. The Congress encouraged the people to resist King George and the British Parliament’s attempt at taxing them and the Colonies were beginning to rebel. This proved that the Americans were ready to fight against Great Britain. The Revolutionary War broke out not long after and the Colonists exited the war victorious.
Equality was trying to prove that he was smart enough to be in the Home of Scholars and through that motivation, he invented light electricity that could help millions of others. People in the world would also be largely progressive in the terms that they would have more accelerated progress and innovation compared to today’s world since everyone's mind would work to make themselves and the society
Franklin, Locke, and many others used Great Britain as a topic to connect and unite the colonies. Many used events such as Bacon’s Rebellion, which showed how Britain refuse to protect their people in their time of need, and shut them down when they tried to fight back for themselves, taxes set by the British to make the colonies pay for the Seven Year War, the Seven Year’s War, which was a war that the colonists had to fight, but was more between the French and the British, and the Proclamation of 1763, which restricted the colonists from moving westward. Events such as the ones listed above were the reason many used Great Britain as a way to influence the colonists to unite. Great Britain was a common enemy among the colonists because of all of the “injustice” they caused to the colonists, such as the stamp act, which was the first direct tax on the people. By showing the colonists that the only way to have control over what happens to them and to have a say in what taxes are imposed upon them, they must unite to achieve their goal of either becoming free from Britain, or gaining rights as to what happens to them, most colonists seemed to agree with the idea of
On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee had announced a motion to Congress to proclaim independence. John Adams and Benjamin Franklin reviewed Jefferson’s draft of the declaration; and they had conserved its imaginative form, but struck passages that were more than likely to meet disagreement or skepticism, particularly the passages that blamed King George III for the intercontinental slave trade and all of those who blamed the British people rather than their own government. The British Government tried its best to terminate the Declaration of Independence as an insignificant document by the unhappy colonists. The British officers hired publicists to highlight the Declaration’s faults. The most significant diplomatic result that came out of the event was to agree on respect for the United States by friendly foreign
This war was definitely the beginning of the fight for independence for the colonists, thy showed the British that they could stand up for themselves and that they deserved better treatment. The colonists were mistreated from the start the British forced them to pay their war debts basically and controlled them harshly this caused the colonists to rise up and take back power. These events eventually led to the American Revolution and colonists
Lincoln tried to rationalize the emancipation of slaves, which at that time was viewed as unconstitutional, by endorsing The Declaration of Independance. The declaration declares that “all men are created equal.” but the Constitution is very selective in who they consider to be equal. The Gettysburg Address was used to let the American people know where Lincoln stood on the issue of slavery, which to this day still remains one of the most known speeches in American history. It implied that all men are created equal, but at that time it was quite the opposite. The United States Constitution was Devoted to the fact that only white males were created equal.
The Declaration Of Independence, Thomas Paines Common Sense book and salutary neglect, and the events leading up to the Boston massacre(The parliamentary taxation) are good examples of both of these two factors. Salutary neglect is also a major factor contributing to the American revolution because it made the colonist govern themselves kind of like how in today’s world we think we’re independent but in reality we’re really not. It gave them the idea of “Self-control”. The Declaration Of Independence was a document written by Thomas Jefferson saying that the 13 colonies were independent from great Britain but great Britain’s response was to continue to