Reflection Of The Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence was written on July 2, 1776, but then approved by congress on July 4th 1776. The Declaration of Independence was written when the 13 colonies were no longer part of the British Empire and were now their own independent states. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” For me, the theory of Natural Rights, and equality in a government is a must. Because of natural rights, oppressive taxation, and equality, I have decided that I would sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776 if I were living in that time. Thomas Jefferson wrote that if the government doesn’t protect the rights of its citizens, then people have the right to form their own new government. He wrote that the king has “Imposed taxes on us without our consent” (Declaration of Independence). The Boston Massacre is an example of this, because the colonists were tired of the Townshend Acts, so they protested against the British because they put taxes on the colonists to help themselves pay for the war. This shows that the colonists have a right to have their own, new government and separate from the king. Also, in the Declaration of Independence, it says that all men are created equal. Even though in 1776, it was only towards certain people. But later it is insuring these rights to everyone. In addition, taxation
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