Reasons For Declaration Of Independence

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The topic I chose to write about that sparked my interest was the Declaration of Independence. This document or statement is an important piece of american history and is the reason why the United States of America exists. It gave motivation for colonists to stand up for their nation and form an alliance with France to get the French to assist them with the was against Great Britain. In this essay, I will provide the events that lead up to the american colonies uniting to stand up against the English. Also, I’ll provide some people of importance, that would eventually give the risks, tens of thousands took to gain their independence.

To begin we must travel back to 1754-1763 with the war between Britain and France or better known as the
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The British troops would make their presence more and more in Boston and the colonist began to speak up causing a riot. This event is what we today know as, the Boston Massacre. Once the British knew they were outnumbered, more troops were called in by Captain Thomas Preston who still could not fight off the colonists. The British troops began to open fire on the crowd of colonists killing a black sailor, rope maker, and a mariner. This significant time in history after the trials for manslaughter, would take the actions of the Royal Governor to have British army evacuated from …show more content…
This famous quote is yelled through the town to warn them the British were advancing. Paul Revere was ordered to ride to Lexington by Joseph Warren to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock about the troops planning to attack. On the morning of April 19, 1775 the Battle of Lexington and Concord took place sparking the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. Even with the war occurring, the colonists still wanted their independence and King George the 3rd wanted to put an end to these “radicals’. But in early 1776, a “Common Sense” pamphlet was written by Thomas Paine. Paine was a recent British immigrant who argued the fact that independence was a “natural right” which the colonies deserved. Within months voters would come together before the Continental Congress and fight for their independence creating a break with Great Britain through a formal statement. Finally, on the morning of the 4th of July 1776, congress revise some of the text and later that day they adopted the Declaration of Independence. This now gave the colonist what many came to America looking for, which was their own independence and rights to chose their own government.

In conclusion, the Declaration of Independence was a significant part of history and even in France during the French Revolution. This amount of grief that was put onto the American colonies from the King gave them the courage to fight and achieve something so amazing. This document is essential to the United

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