The Influence Of The Declaration Of Independence

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After the Seven Years War, Americans were proud of being with the Britain when winning the war. They thought Britain would treat them like family and part of the British empire, but that didn’t happen. The war put Britain in more debt than before that they could not pay for and since they won more land, they need to protect these lands from Indians and other people who want the land. So to generate revenue British decided to make the colonists pay taxes on certain items since a lot of the colonists do not pay any taxes to Britain at all. Those taxes made more harm than good to the British and the colonists relationship. The colonists completely disapproved those taxes even if they were very small because they were not being represented …show more content…
They do not want Britain to control their lives and pass acts that would hurt their freedoms. Which is why the colonists wanted to go to war against the British even more because Britain keeps passing acts like the Coercive Acts without the people being represented in anything and feel that their freedoms are being taking away from them. The second reason why America went to war against Britain was the Declaration of Independence. After all of the acts that got passed by Britain and the conflicts between Americans and British troops, America decided to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776 which was the main event that influenced the creation of a new government for the United States. The Declaration of Independence made it clear to all Americans can no longer consider themselves English and Britain no longer have any authority over any of the colonies. By Britain no longer having authority over the colonies, a new government would make people not obey laws and acts that Britain’s parliaments would pass. Other events like the passing of the Coercive Acts and of the other acts that was making people pay taxes influenced the creation of a new government because Americans were not satisfied with the force of

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