Analysis Of The Declaration Of Independence By Patrick Henry Essay

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“The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!” said Patrick Henry (Henry, 1774). This was the overwhelming mentality for many American’s in 1774 when Patrick Henry made his speech at the first meeting of the continental congress. During the American Revolution the thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, revolted against Great Britain, and founded the United States of America. Many say it began 1765 but the first shots of the revolutionary war were not shot until 1775. A lot of blood was shed in defending the young nation and it leaves people asking “was it all worth it?” The colonists were completely justified in revolting against British Rule. The British were treating American’s in cruel and unjust ways. In the Declaration of Independence, written mostly by Thomas Jefferson, states 27 different grievances, reasons the colonies wish for their independance. Most notably, they mention the unfairness in the justice system the British put in place, and the rights and freedoms that have been taken away from them. Another reason the Americans decided they needed to revolt was they were being unfairly taxed. They had no representation in British Parliament, no real connection to the far off land of England other than being governed by them, but were being taxed still. This is one of the tipping points. There was a movement, a shift in American Society. Once…

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