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Declaration of Independence

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Danielle Levitsky

on 28 January 2013

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Transcript of Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence Every colonist had natural rights. The natural rights are; life, liberty, and property. The Stamp Act was a law that demands a tax on paper goods like playing cards, newspapers, books and all legal documents. The colonists rebelled with harsh protest. The Townshend Act After the harsh rebellion, Britain created The Townshend Acts, they were made to collect money from the colonists in America. These acts put a tax on imports of glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea from Britain to Boston, the main import city. The Boston merchants boycotted the English goods These laws caused a huge boycott of the British Tea. The boycott made Britain take back the laws The Boston Massacre It started when a young soldier insulted a british soldier. The British soldier got angry and a mob began to form When they started fighting more troops came to end the chaos. Five colonists were killed. Britain took back the taxes on the Townshend Acts except the tax on tea. The colonist didn't want to be taxed at all The Battle of Lexington and Concord Was the first military action of the American Revolutionary War The battles started the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America. About 700 British Army regulars were given secret orders to capture and destroy military supplies that were reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord Patriot colonists had received word weeks before the invasion that their supplies might be at risk and had moved most of them to other locations. They received details about British plans on the night before the battle and were able to rapidly notify the area militias of the British movement. This is how the Declaration of Independence came into existence The militia were outnumbered and fell back Declaration Of Independence A document adopted by the Congress which meant that the thirteen American colonies are not under Britain's rule anymore It listed things against King George III, and adding certain natural and legal rights, including a right of rebellion. The End :)
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