The Importance Of Objections To The Declaration Of Independence

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The early colonies had grown weary of the mistreatment received from an English king on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Relations between the two did not improve, which led to the colonies’ decision to sever ties with England. In the Declaration of Independence, the colonies laid out many of the negative dealings they had with the king of England. After an American victory against the British to secure independence, the Founding Fathers drafted a document to ensure the rights of citizens would not be trampled on once again. The Constitution was written to protect the newly American nation from grievances such as unfair taxation, unfair balance of legislative power, lack of representation, and lack of petition experienced under English rule.
England had accrued a considerable amount of debt after the French and Indian War and the colonies were taxed without their consent. The colonies expressed their objections to the tax increase in the Declaration of Independence stating, “For imposing taxes on us without our Consent.” Those who drafted the Constitution sought to safeguard the states from being taxed without their consent
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This was perhaps the biggest headache for the colonies, which was addressed repeatedly with little or no results. The colonies claimed the king did not recognize the laws the colonies created and did not allow governors to pass laws without his approval. Under Articles I through III of the Constitution, power is distributed between three branches; legislative, executive, and judiciary. Each branch has its own roles and responsibilities in administering the government and can also prevent one another from gaining too much control. For example, Congress (legislative) has the power to impeach the president (executive) whereas the president the can veto bills Congress

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