The Declaration Of Independence : The United States Of America 's Separation From Great Britain

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The purpose of The Declaration of Independence was to announce the United States of America 's separation from Great Britain. The creation of this document defines the beginning of a new chapter in human history. It briefly explains the unfair laws and taxes that were imposed on the states for a number of years. The king ignored previous letters and warnings sent to him by congress. He also abused his power and quartered troops to prevent protest. In result of the Kings actions our nation chose to declare independence. The 5 principles of the declaration listed below gives an insight into how life was in the colonies and how they believed they should have been treated, as they stated in saying "We hold these truths to be self-evident." The phrase "all men are created equal" simply means that all men were created equally under the authority of god. The colonist couldn 't live under Gods law and the kings law at the same time. King George had separated himself so far from Gods authority it would go against the colonist beliefs to follow such a false idol. They also believed that everybody was entitled to the same things. Each person was free to to make their own choices and not have anyone telling them what they could or couldn 't do. Colonist believed that everyone is "endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." God has given us our natural birth right to life and liberty which colonist…

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