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Consequences Of The Declaration Of Independence

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“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” Thomas Jefferson. History, one word that explains everything. People say that every situation in the past has led up to the free country we are today, but what if that isn’t true? What if certain things were unnecessary for freedom? Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to explain why we were breaking free from the British, even though we were already rebelling. The Declaration of Independence was unnecessary to the colonists separation with Britain because acts of rebellion were all that were needed to start a war, King George III thought it was insignificant to him, and the signers risked treason along with death.
The colonists staged many rebellions before the Declaration of Independence. For example, the battles of Lexington and Concord were the first two battles of the Revolutionary war. These battles took place in 1765, so this means that we had already started war before the Declaration of Independence was written. The Declaration was just stating the obvious situation, that we wanted to be free and go to war with Britain. The people who participated in these rebellions were usually apart of secret societies, like Sons of Liberty. They wrecked loyalist property, boycotted British goods, and caused rebellions to break out throughout America. If these disturbances proceeded for another year, a war would have broken out anyway. This means that even without the Declaration of
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