Declaration of Independence

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Mariela Quesada
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Business Law
Spring 2012

The Declaration of Independence

In the past centuries there have been millions of new emerging countries around the world. They all have attained their independence in different ways. Military rebellion, civil strife, and acts of heroism, to name a few, these actions have granted civilizations the right to freedom from oppressing powers. Violent confrontations which led to millions of lives lost in the battle field, acts of heroism by those who believed in a new beginning and lives of hundreds of brave soldiers who fought for their people led the United States triumph to their efforts of independence. The birth of the United States as an independent nation would have a significant impact in the world’s history and cooperates with the growth of democracy. The Declaration of Independence is the US’s most iconic document. One of the best known set of words included in this document say the following: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” However, a vast majority of the people today ignore the reason for which the Founding Fathers wrote, declared and defended the Declaration of Independence. One of the common mistakes is to think that the Declaration’s purpose was to emphasize taxation without representation, but there are twenty-seven reasons listed that backup the creation of this document. The 27 reasons are in fact inspired on the abuses of The Great King of Britain, George III. The King interfered with the colonists’ right to self-government and for a fair judicial system. We can divide the twenty-seven abuses in three categories; each category holds King George III responsible for the stated abuse. The first category includes the initial twelve abuses. These abuses involve the King’s establishment of a tyrannical...
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