The Purpose Of The Declaration Of Independence

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The main purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to elucidate to foreign nations why the colonies had chosen to separate themselves from Great Britain. The Declaration relieves 13 colonies from England 's laws.Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence to specify the reasons he wanted to "dissolve the political bands" with England. The Declaration was adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776 after some changes had been made by Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. The Declaration of Independence was written to show a new speculation of government, reasons why they are trying to separate from England, and a formal declaration of war. One of the major talked about statement from the Declaration of Independence is " We hold these …show more content…
Without his approval, they aren 't laws and he 's not bothering to approve anything. This refers to the policy of requiring the colonial governors or chief executives within each colony to suspend certain laws passed by the Colonial assemblies until the King should give his assent to them. Sometimes these laws would be neglected by the King for years. Jefferson wrote in his " Summary View of the Rights of British America" (1774):" With equal inattention to the necessities of his people here has his majesty permitted our laws to lie neglected in England for years, neither confirming them by his assent, nor annulling them by his …show more content…
In the Declaration of Independence they included the statement "For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretending offenses" . The policy was so unpleasant to the Americans that the first Continental Congress on October 21, 1774, adopted a resolution declaring "That the seizing, or attempting to seize, any person in America, in order to transport such person beyond the sea, for trail of offenses, committed within the body of a country in America, being against law, will justify, and ought to meet with resistance and reprisal. Overall, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence to make it clear why America declared for independence. The 27 reasons were the way the Americans felt like British were unfairly using there power. They wanted no connections to the British to do that they also had to create a new nation which they called the a United States of America. The new government they created will reserve the right to levy war, make peace, and make alliances with foreign

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