Why Is Independence Justified In American Independence

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American colonists were faced with a decision: continue to be a part of Great Britain or secede and become an individual country. The latter was what the majority of colonists favored, and thus making it no surprise that they managed to accomplish this – justified in doing so - and venture out on their own, as their own. Great Britain owned the colonies and the American colonists were proud to be in unity with this colony known as the mother country, until conflicts climaxed and Americans felt there were no other options than to rule their own. The British taxed Americans unconstitutionally, violated their rights, and forced them to rely on Britain to convert their natural resources into usable goods to raise the influx
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The British disregarded American rights just as a plantation owner would do to their slaves. Showing no care for the measure of lengths they would have to stretch to in order to keep what they own under their control due to their status of power, the British resulted to violence. In his 1775 document “Declaration of Arms” John Hancock points out, "...The legislature of Great-Britain, however, stimulated by an inordinate passion for a power not only unjustifiable, but which they know to be peculiarly reprobated by the very constitution of that kingdom...attempted to affect their cruel and impolitic purpose of enslaving these colonies by violence..." proving that Great Britain felt that with their power, they had the ability to control these colonies with violence, taking their rights and basically enslaving…show more content…
In this process, the British would make the most of their money from the cost of transportation that the Americans would be required to pay in order to send their pelts across the waters and then to receive their hats once they were composed. Americans were well able to survive on their own with the natural resources they could locate around them. They could plant, raise and grow their own crops to supply for food, they could mine iron and obtain the skill of blacksmithing to then turn that metal into several different things such as nails, tools and weapons. Iron and beaver furs are the natural produce of America, and can be located and harvested from all areas of the land. In the (Barre) 1768 “Causes of the American Discontents,” Benjamin Franklin stated, “…There cannot be a stronger natural right than that of a man’s making the best profit he can of the natural produce of his lands…” exhibiting that the British have again found a way to restrict Americans from their
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