Key Lecture Points The writing and ratification of the Declaration of Independence by the members of the Second Continental Congress in was the seminal act in the creation of the United States of America. The Declaration was the culmination of more than a decade of intensifying tension between the British Crown and Parliament , and its colonies in North America.
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The costly French and Indian Wars triggered a period wherein British authorities increased taxation and control of colonial economic affairs and the colonies responded with ever greater resentment and anger. Additionally, the Declaration was reflective of intellectual changes of the Enlightenment. The core Enlightenment ideas of freedom from oppression, natural rights and new ways of thinking about government played a significant role in molding the ideas of Thomas Jefferson, the primary drafter of the Declaration, as well as the other members of the Continental Congress.
While July 4th is the day upon which most Americans celebrate the independence of the American colonies from the British, the Continental Congress actually voted for independence on July 2. That said, it was on July 4th that the text of the Declaration of Independence was approved. The document was not signed by the delegates, however, until August 2, Now I find it to be a great tool for me and my family.
There are a number of free books or manuscripts for download. One of them was the Declaration of Independence. What a fabulous opportunity to read through one of the guiding documents of our nation. Reading and learning about the Declaration in school was a chore and you really dont appreciate the genius of the Declaration until you are older and have traveled.
Now that I have served in the military, fought in our wars, traveled throughout the world, to reread the Founding Fathers words really hits home.
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To understand that many people in the world will never have the opportunity to live a life that we have and realize the reason why we we do is some very smartmen with commonsense came together to declare our freedom from Tyranny and oppression. If you dont have this on your Kindle now, download it.
Worth reading and rereading with your children. Some of the most eloquent words written in the English language. Always a great reminder of some of the thinking and philosophy and specific cases of oppression that led the US Founding Fathers to form a separate government. Of course it also hints at some of the thinkings that led them to oppress others, specifically when he mentions the warfare methods of "those Indian savages". See all reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 12 days ago. Published 26 days ago.
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