The way that Jefferson set up the Declaration of Independence made the article very influential. In the introduction of the document Jefferson explains to the rest of the world the reasons why the colonies wanted to rebel against the rule of England. The body of the document goes over the list of complaints and the reasons for their rebel against England. The conclusion consisted of the signers and the pledges of The Declaration of Independence. In creating a smooth transition from one paragraph to another, Jefferson uses a method of first presenting the issue, why the people of American colonies should separate from Great Britain.
The Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, was a letter to the king of Great Britain, initiating the fact that the thirteen colonies of North America sought independence in July of 1776. He begins with the preamble in which explains why it is necessary for them to subvert their ruler to become a separate nation. There are several points made by Jefferson within the preamble to start his argument. For example, “all men are created equal,” and they possess “certain unalienable rights” which they believe the government never ought to violate. Among these are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness based on John Locke's philosophy.
Causes of the American Revolution The American Revolution began in 1775 between the united thirteen colonies and Britain. By the treaty of Paris, the Americans had won their independence in 1783. The main causes of the Revolution included disagreement over the way Great Britain treated the colonies and how the colonies felt over the way they should be treated. Americans felt they should have equal rights. However, England thought the American colonies would be best suited to their crown and parliament, because ruling the North American continent was a privilege only strong countries could have.
Finally, in 1783 the Treaty of Paris was signed by both the British Empire and America, ending the American Revolution. Generally speaking, the three revolutions: American, French, and Haitian had similar events. The American, French, and Haitian Revolutions were heavily influenced by the Enlightenment ideals: liberty and equality. John Locke, an English philosopher, influenced the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution. He declared how all men are born with inalienable rights: life, liberty, and property.
The outcome of these acts was boycotts from the colonist’s response, or letters sent to Britain demanding a stop on these unfair taxes. These actions showed that the colonies were more united than ever before. (Doc. A) The Americans were willing and determined to stand up to Great Britain together. Richard Henry Lee sent a document to Arthur Lee on February 24, 1774.
Through this pamphlet he addressed those issues and made it possible for public support of independence to gain ground. Knowing this, it isn’t hard to wonder: Would the Declaration of Independence have been written if “Common Sense” hadn’t opened the door before it? Thomas Pain was born in England and made his living there until 1774 when his life made many changes and he met Benjamin Franklin, who encouraged him to try his luck in America. Inspired by the American Congress’s refusal to separate from Britain and Britain’s treatment of the colonies he wrote “Common Sense”. It was a pamphlet designed to awaken the people of the American colonies to the unjust treatment done to them by Great Britain and to unite them against British rule.
The Declaration justified the independence of the United States by listing colonial grievances against King George III, and by asserting certain natural and legal rights, including a right of revolution. Having served its original purpose in announcing independence, references to the text of the Declaration were few for years. Abraham Lincoln made it the centerpiece of his rhetoric (as in the Gettysburg Address of
1776 David McCullough 1776 by David McCullough is a historical book written about a conflict between two nations which is Great Britain and America colonies in 1776. There are numerous people in the world reading this material source to understand American history. In this review, I would like to express my personal opinions about the book 1776 as well as David McCullough. 1776 is considered as a historical drama which begins with King George III’s declaration to war with America and conversely ends with the great victory of America in Trenton. George III, King of England, stressed very clear his commitment to defeat the rebellion through his speech toward Parliament in London on October 26, 1775.
The American War- a Revolution or not? It is well argued by many historians that the great nation of the USA came into being by a civil war and not a revolution. A civil war is when two parties from opposite groups resort to force to decide who will govern a country. It might have partly been a civil war because it’s true that the Americans were fighting against the British. However it was the first time settlers of a colony had challenged their parent country and fought hard to win their independence, and by doing so set up a government with its own laws and constitutions- which is the perfect example of a revolution.
Historians who follow this interpretation believe that the Revolution was for the purpose of creating a natural rights republic, a government whose main responsibility is to protect its citizen’s inalienable rights, life, liberty, and property. A natural rights republic stems from the ideas of John Locke, saying that a legitimate government is one that’s power derives form the consent of the government; these radical ideas are demonstrated in The Declaration of Independence (Gibson Lecture). In the summer of 1776, the Declaration of Independence published by the Continental Congress, issued American independence from Britain and justified their actions to do so. The Declaration consisted of four parts: an intro, philosophical content, a list of grievances, and the declaration itself. In the introduction, the framers blatantly stated, “all men are created equal”, while discussing the citizen’s unalienable rights and the importance of consent of the governed.