The Consequences Of 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 and unjustly. One measure taken was the implementation of the House of Representatives, which
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In almost every grievance laid out in the Declaration of Independence, there is an assumption that the people have already pleaded to the king and were ignored. The First Amendment gives the people specific rights to ensure their voices do not go unnoticed. In addition to other freedoms presented in the amendment, it gives “the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” This gave the people a huge ability to let their opinions be known if the government is not performing to their standards. It could be considered the most important amendment added to the

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