The Declaration Of Independence Of The United States

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Declaration of Independence of the United States is a political document of the thirteen colonies declaring independence and free of King’s tyranny. Human rights and liberties of American citizens were officially announced to the public for the first time. The sovereignty principle of the Continental Congress was a challenge to the British colonization in North America as well as it affected to other tyrannical monarchies that dominated throughout the European continent.
The document was drafted by Thomas Jefferson, Congress edited to produce the final version. After ratifying the text on July 4, Congress issued the Declaration of Independence in several forms. The most famous quote of the Declaration is "We hold these
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The document was written specifically to notify the King of England and the Great Britain’s government that the people of the thirteen colonies had desire to become independent and free of the King’s tyranny. American colonists had suffered for many years when this important document was drafted, King George III had pushed the colonists into a state of tyranny and therefore they decided it was time to start an independent nation under a different type of government; the document stated "that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, Free and Independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved; and that, as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent states may of right to do." (Declaration of Independence). Jefferson focused his piece toward many audiences, he wanted not only King George III and the British Parliament to know the American 's feelings, but also the entire world. Jefferson wanted them to understand the reasons behind the American 's decision, so that the foreign countries would provide endorsements to American independent war effort. They were the main audiences that the document…show more content…
The format of the document highlighted each specific argument. An example of syllogism, after listing all of the oppressions that the King harmed the people with, the Declaration stated: “We, therefore the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is and ought to be totally, dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace..” (Randy Barnett). After all those harms had been done, they have the right to take actions. The Declaration of Independence was filled with extremely intelligent, courageous, and unifying words that make for an incredibly impactful
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