The Declaration Of Independence : The Foundation And Independence Of American Government

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The Declaration of Independence established the foundation and independence of American government. The Declaration of Independence was just that, a declaration of independence; the colonies wanted to break away from Great Britain and govern themselves. The document pointed out rights that all people should have, and explained how Great Britain and their king had violated those unalienable rights. To this day we celebrate our country 's birthday, government, and independence on July 4th, the anniversary of the date that the Declaration of Independence was ratified.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. . . That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government” (Declaration of Independence). Part of what lead to the colonies desiring to be able to govern themselves was the way the British government was treating them. The British government was imposing many taxes and acts upon the colonies which colonists didn 't like. Eventually Britain had been utilizing the colonies to help themselves be able to pay off their debts for far too long in the eyes of the colonists.
“He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of…

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