Why Is The Declaration Of Independence Wrong

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Imagine if you’re buying sugar in the supermarket, and all of a sudden, you have to pay extra money while the person next to you don’t. Then the next day you got informed that you have to pay taxes on all paperworks. Furthermore, there’ll be foreigners knocking your door for you to serve them. When you got frustrated with these unfair moves, you decided to drink some tea with your friend, but the receipt shows five dollars extra. Finally, you got very upset and decided to complain. Yet was suddenly stopped, because troops are quartered around your neighborhood; and one of the exit of your village is closed, making it very complicated to travel around. You definitely would think this is unfair, right? That’s exactly what happened to the colonists. After all the taxes and duties British set on them, they’re finally sick of “taxation without representation” , and decided to meet together and find a solution. In 1774, the representatives from different colonies met in the First Continental Congress, in which they drafted the Declaration of Rights. In this document, colonists included the right to life, liberty, and property. However,…show more content…
The Second Continental Congress created a committee to write the Declaration of Independence, and Thomas Jefferson was to be the main author. He drafted the first draft, then after several debates and influences from Enlightenment thinkers, the Declaration of Independence was published on July 4, 1776. It made three main arguments which include that people are born to have unalienable rights, such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. On the other hand, King George III had violated the colonists’ rights by passing unfair taxes without the colonies’ representation in Parliament. Finally, Jefferson declared that the colonists had the right to break away from Great
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