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    Declaring Independence

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    Declaring Independence On May 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. The Congress dealt with the military crisis the colonies were in with England. It organized forces around Boston into the Continental Army and appointed George Washington to commander-in-chief. The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major battle fought in the war. The colonists had made a fort on Bunker and Breeds Hills to fire on English ships approaching Boston. Thomas Gage ordered his British troops

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    now, but that's how it could have been if the colonists had never declared their independence from England. That isn't what happened though. Grievances were made, events came to pass, and the Declaration of Independence was written. Taking a look at the documents from that time, as well as treatment of other colonies by the British one can see that the colonists were completely justified in declaring their independence from England. While the colonists had many grievances surrounding King George III

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    history of the 18th century reveals that the fight for a formal break from England was not a radical leap but instead a subtle change within the minds of the colonists. This shift from agitating for a change in colonial policies to rallying for independence is due in part to a variety of actions initiated by a variety of people. Parliament, the slaves, and the native peoples each played a role in the ultimate shift, but it was the implementation of nonexportation by the colonists at the end of 1774

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    Comparison of British Parliamentary Democracy and American Presidential Democracy In declaring independence from Britain, the American Colonies sought to create a democracy that found its roots in Ancient Greece and Great Britain while improving on the flaws of each. The result was a presidential democracy that stood in contrast to the parliamentary democracy of Great Britain. Thus these, the two oldest, continuous democracies in existence present an interesting comparison. At the heart

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    The colonists were justified in declaring independence because they suffered unfair taxes and were ruled by a tyrant. Colonists lived under unjustified tax laws, like the Stamp Act and Townshend Acts. According to Document 10, no person under the British constitution should pay any tax that he did not agree to. The colonists had no representation in British government, nor did they agree to any taxes. This deems any tax unconstitutional and unfair for any colonist to pay. The Tea Act allowed the

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    together by it’s diplomacy and their good reputation and achievements during the administration led by Tito. As a result of his death, neighbors that lived in peace for decades turned on each other, ethnic hatred was occuring and republics were declaring independence one after the other. The country was gradually falling apart. There were many reasons for the breakup of Yugoslavia but one of the most important one was realism which basically deals with politics. Realism played an important role because

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    famous statements of sovereignty, the Declaration of Independence. But, as celebrated as it might be, it is not the only of its kind. Everyday people everywhere proclaim autonomy. Examples would be Richard Wright in Black Boy, “You” in The Journey, and Sandra in Only Daughter. Each of them declares independence, and each in a different way; for you see, there are many ways to break free. Take Black Boy again. Richard was forced into his independence in order to survive the cruel world he was brought

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    Birth of A Nation

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    1607-1815 It has been said that the Declaration of Independence was more democratic and for equality and the Constitution was more for a republic that benefited only some people. The Declaration was idealistic the Constitution realistic. That 1776 gave us liberty and 1787 gave us order. Although as unfair as it may sound this seems to be true. After gaining liberty this country had to establish a system that would have order. When declaring independence, the bulk of the people thought that would be “…to

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    it. Is it worth the risk declaring independence from the most powerful country in the world? The forefathers were in a confusing situation and had to come up with something to do to solve the problem. They needed something to come along and help them make a decision. The writing of Common Sense by Thomas Paine was a major help in persuading the push to declare independence. There were a lot of events leading up to the colonists deciding to finally declare there independence from Great Britain. The

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    Tibetan Independence

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    The Question of Tibetan Independence China has occupied the Tibetan plateau with military force for over 50 years now. The legitimacy of Chinese claims to lawful control over Tibet is an extremely complicated issue, in many ways made more difficult by the unusual relationship Tibet maintained in relation to the international community before 1950. There are several competing considerations regarding Tibet’s rightful status, each to be addressed in turn. A historical account is necessary to

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