The Declaration Of Independence Of America

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Given that it will take more than one word that is three letters in length to answer this, I’ll go at it like this. This “proposition” that Lincoln spoke was, quite obviously, the Declaration of Independence, which was drafted by Thomas Jefferson and ratified on July 4, 1776 by delegates of all 13 colonies, signifying the intention of the Colonies to break away from British rule after having found many of the actions of the Crown in the previous 15 years or so to be abominable in their eyes. So, if the question is to be asked about whether America was founded on this proposition, really the best way to answer it is to consider the context of those previous 15 years; during this time period, following the French and Indian War, a war largely fought in North American territory where both the French and the British had property interests to protect, with the British ultimately prevailing. This war was costly, which should come as no surprise, given the depth of the war and that it had been fought a long distance away from Britain itself. Figuring the Colonists would be glad to help re-pay the Brits after their help in protecting the Colonies, the Crown imposed a few taxes on them; much to the shock of the Crown and Parliament, the Colonists appealed against these taxes and spoke out against the Crown as such. Without getting to deep into the nuances of this, what happened in the Colonies as Parliament kept levying taxes on various items, only for the Colonists to protest these
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