Despotism In The Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America In the 18th century, the ideas of modernity are spreading all around Europe while at the same time, in the British colonies of the New World, a revolt is organized against the despotic control exercised by Georges III, the King of England. This rebellion conducted to the Declaration of Independence of 1776, this is the culmination of the quest for independence of the thirteen colonies. This document and the revolution that accompanies it are unique to this time, and are major elements in the construction of modernity. It is not colonized people in revolt against the colonizers, but settlers themselves who proclaim their independence from the state they have always depended on. These are colonies which are separated from the motherland. This document is an implementation of ideas of the Enlightenment and the assertion of rights of a people in accordance with evident principles. The declaration is based on natural rights and denounces despotism as a major cause of this anger and decision. During the year 1775, while conflicts are multiplying between the colonies and Great Britain, the colonies establish clandestine governments who send representatives to the Continental Congress. These clandestine governments chase away…show more content…
We find these intolerable acts in the declaration of independence, especially in the second part which is the indictment. Here one finds the complaint to have stationed many troops in only submitting them to English law delivered in courts in England. But also many new taxes and trade restrictions. The prosecution concluded by describing the actions of George III as those of a tyrant. But the "accuser" part of the declaration also includes a few lines towards the British
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