Why Did The Colonies Decided To Write The Declaration Of Independence

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The declaration of independence was written for the United States of America when the colonies decided to fight against the British armies. The declaration started another fight within the government on how the USA should be run, which soon lead to the government system we have now. I will be writing about how within 200+ years, we have changed the way we live and think.

But before we get into that, let me explain the reason why the colonies decided to write the Declaration. –

The number one reason to writing the Declaration, looking back, was their desire to have freedom and rights. They, the colonies, did not believe it was within the British rights to tax them the way they did. Before the United States of America was founded, the founding fathers, followed by many colonists who believed it was time for a change, had no idea what to do; they didn’t know what to do but fight within a war. Between 1775 and 1783, there was fighting for rights and support. The declaration was forged on July 4th, 1776 in Philadelphia. Even though the Declaration was signed, there was still so many things to do. …show more content…

The Colonies had started frazzled and no clue on how to run a government or land. Within the next 20 years, the power the USA held started to grow, more countries/states signing the agreement to become part of the United States. Many people still within the British colonies believed the USA would fail; they thought the idea of shared power within the people would fail and lead to a ruined, powerless country. That had almost come to fruition; the states had little to no money and power, and the system we have now did not exist then. They had no branch in charge, and no president to clean everything

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