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Causes Of Tyranny

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Henry VIII, Joseph Stalin, Ivan IV, Adolf Hitler, Kim Jong II, and more are all tyrants who inflicted tyranny on their people. Throughout history many tyrants have oppressed their citizens with unfair and harsh treatment and have gotten away with it. Tyranny is known as a cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control inflicted by an oppressive government or ruler. Even though this sadistic behavior continues today, it doesn’t in the United States of America. In 1775 to 1783, the American Revolutionary War, also known as the U.S. War of Independence, took place. This was a conflict that arose form growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the tyrannical British Crown. In response to the callous treatment, a group of colonial delegates (including George Washington of Virginia, John and Samuel Adams or Massachusetts, Patrick Henry of Virginia, and john jay of New York) met in Philadelphia in September 1774 to give voice to their grievances against the British Crown, which is formally known as the First Continental Congress. By June 1776, with the Revolutionary War in full swing, a growing majority of the colonists had come to favor independence from Britain resulting in the continental Congress drafting the Declaration of Independence on July 4. The thirteen colonies officially declared their independence from the tyrant ruler known as King George III of Britain. Eleven years later, in the summer of 1787, fifty-five
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