The Declaration Of Independence By Thomas Jefferson

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The Declaration of Independence is a document that was used to declare Independence for the 13 colonies from England on July 4th 1776. The Declaration of Independence is made up of three main parts. The Declaration of Independence came to be when it was chosen in the second Continental congress to cut their ties to England and allow the thirteen colonies be their own country. The thirteen colonies had representatives from each colony at the Second Continental Congress in which they made their goals apparent in the Declaration of Independence. The representatives made their main goal apparent in the first few paragraphs when Thomas Jefferson Wrote, “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another” (Jefferson,1776). The goal of the colonies was made clear in this statement. That they wanted to cut their political ties with England because it would benefit them. Thomas Jefferson listed many of the issues or grievances that the colonists had with England. The first grievance stated by Thomas Jefferson is “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good”. (Jefferson,776). This means that the colonists had no say in the laws that were being enacted and they had to get the kings approval to pass a law. The main problem with this is that when tensions grew between England and the colonies England could use this power to punish the colonies by enacting laws that would infringe on the lives of the colonists, and they could not pass any legislations to change these laws because they had no representation in parliament. On the same basis of the first grievance the next one stated, “He has forbidden his Gover... ... middle of paper ... ... is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.” (Jefferson,1776). England gave the colonies many reason to right the Declaration of Independence. England refused the colonies any representation in their laws and taxes. England knowingly hurt the Economy of the colonies by banning trade and implementing unfair taxes. England kept their own armies in the colonies to intimidate the colonists and they employed Native Americans to barbarically attack the colonists. The reason the Declaration of Independence is important because it was the first step in our countries independence. It was the first step of becoming free from the tyranny of England.
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