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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 LIFE, LIBERTY, & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. The Declaration Of Independence... The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson and adopted by the Second Continental Congress in July of 1776. It starts off with a preamble explaining why the colonies have overthrown their ruler and chosen to take their place as a separate nation in the world. Thispiece of paper states certain unalienable rights that governments should never violate. Italso explains why the colonies should break away from Britain. It says that peoplehave rights that cannot be taken away, andlists the complaints against the king. Today, we know that the words all men are created equal include everyone: women, men, children,and every race, group, and ability. Without this document, nothing would be the way it is today. Unalienable Rights The King is accused of 27 specific abuses; interfering with colonists rights to self government and a fair judicial system; increasing taxes on colonists; requirement to quarter British soldiers; preventing them from trading freely, and etc. Also, the King had refused to protect the borders of the colonies,resulting in the destruction of American life and property. These are among the twenty seven accusations the colonists made in direct relation with King George the III in the Indictment portion of the Declaration of Independence. This is one of the most famous lines of the Declaration, we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal. The Preamble states that there are certain unalienable rights that government should never violate. Those rights include the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Should those rights be violated and the government fails to protect them, the people have the right to protect those rights themselves by overthrowing the government. The first step to forming a new government was tellingthe king how the peopleactually felt. It was supposedto show the king and the British that the people were done with themruling over them. They wanted tostart a new government, their owngovernment. With this came the 27 specific abuses the king is accused of.They were done being treated unfairlyand never having their say in whathappens. King George III Breaking awayfrom the British
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