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Was the Declaration of Independence an original document?

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laura vargas

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Was the Declaration of Independence an original document?
By Laura Vargas

Malden, Massachusetts, Statement of Independence
On May 27, 1776, the townspeople of Malden, Massachusetts, met to vote on a set of instructions to give to their representative

meaning it was not only the opinion of the massachusetts representative but of all the people.


Evidence in this document
John Locke, The Second Treatise on Government Chapter XIX: “On the Dissolution of the Government”
it states four instances when the government is dissolved due to fundamental changes
outlines Locke's ideas for a more civilized society based on natural rights and contract theory.
works cited
the declaration of independence

John Locke, The Second Treatise on Government, Chapter XIX: “On the Dissolution of the Government”

Malden, Massachusetts, Statement of Independence
lets look at the
evidence
No the declaration of Independence was not an original document, but a collaboration of other documents as well as the ideas of all the civilians that this declaration would affect .
Now lets look at
the evidence
evidence in this document
both of these documents...
want to alter the government
want the consent of the people before before things are done
“It is the right of the people to alter or to abolish and to institute a new government”
state Britain is going to ruin America
wanted to stand together as one
declaration of Independence say
"for we are cutting off trade with other parts of the world"
this document says "depriving us from all trade"
the declaration of independence says "taxes us without consent
this document says taxes us without consent
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