The Declaration Of Independence : The United States Of The King Of Great Britain

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On June 11, 1776 Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin sat in a drafty room signing one of the most important documents in American history. The Declaration of Independence is a formal statement that expressed the desire for the thirteen colonies to be free of the king of Great Britain, stating the reasons and the desire for self-autonomy. In it they appealed to the Supreme Judge of the World, and stated that the United States are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States. This document, which has preserved the United States of America’s independence for so long, was not original of its thinking. The American obsession with self-government and preserving autonomy is a result of the historical events and ideas that originated primarily in the British Isles.
Hundreds of years before the Americans revolted against the British, frustrated nobles drafted a document that curtailed the powers of the King- namely King John- in an attempt to secure certain rights and liberties for the elite as well as for the common men and women. Though the Magna Carta only lasted for 2 years, its fundamental rights and principles have been a guide for the common law of the constitution in the last eight centuries. The original document of the Magna Carta was something that very much affected the thoughts and ideas of the founding fathers when they first decided on the Declaration of Independence. The Magna Carta and Declaration of Independence both stress the fact that…

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