The Role Of Freedom And Equality In The Declaration Of Independence

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When we are born, we are automatically entitled to many rights and freedoms in our environment. No matter who we are, we as human beings should be able to live in a world of equality. We had to strive for our natural rights from oppressors as early as the Revolutionary Era in American history. During the times of the establishment of the Thirteen Colonies, there was a series of unrest, of men and women of different racial backgrounds. The Declaration of Independence, Abigail Adams’ letter to John Adams, and the Petition to the State Legislature of Massachusetts are related as early forms of pleads for freedom and equality. As more and more settlers are establishing homes in the Thirteen colonies, they face many injustices by the crown of the British King and his subordinates. The people felt that their rights as humans were controlled by the tyrannical rule of the British Crown. There are specific grievances in the Declaration of Independence that express the colonists’ need for freedom and equality from King George III. In the Declaration of Independence, it states “He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only” (Declaration of Independence, 1776). This expresses the lack of equal representation in the colonists’ government systems in which the governments were not under consent to be
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