Declaration Of Independence Analysis

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The American Revolution ended two centuries of British rule for most of the North American colonies and created the modern day United States of America. The Revolution was breathtaking and disturbing, and a time of progress for some, discomforting for others. In the wake of the Revolution came events as varied as the drafting and approval of the Constitution of the United States of America and the uprising of slaves who saw the contrast between slavery and proclamations of liberty. The Revolution was influenced by a number of factors which include: Social, Political and Philosophical causes that advanced to progress and some regress throughout the Revolution.
There was a variety of different social and political effects which included massive
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The Declaration shows the natural rights foundation of the American Revolution and brings important information about what the founders believed makes a constitution or government legitimate. The political theory announced in the Declaration in conclusion include the rights of individuals do not originate with any government, but already exist its formation. It also includes the protection of these rights is both the purpose and first duty of government. Even after government is formed, these rights provide a standard by which its performance is measured and, in extreme cases, its arranged failure to protect rights or its arranged violation of rights can justify its alteration or destruction. On June 11th, 1776, the Continental Congress appointed five leaders, called the committee of five. They wrote a document explaining why they were declaring their independence. Not everyone agreed at first on declaring independence. Some wanted to wait until the colonies had secured stronger alliances with foreign countries. A few years later, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the second confidential congress. Fifty-Six men had signed the Declaration and John Handcock had been the first. The Declaration advances a theoretical case for revolution, and discusses human rights and the nature of national dominance. It also sets out a precise list of the British Government over the last decade and a half, and it even declares the 13 British colonies on the east coast of North America independent on July 4th, 1776. After the signing, the document was sent to a printer to make tons of copies of the document. Copies were sent to all the colonies where the declaration was aloud in the public and published in newspapers. A copy of the Declaration was further sent to the British government. Without a doubt, America was very determined to become a free