The Declaration expresses the colonies for rejecting the British. The first couple of paragraphs talk about how people of every country should have the right to conquer any government that violates their important rights.
Why Do We Have The Declaration of Independence?
The importance of the Declaration is far beyond any reasons. The first principle is that governments exist for the help of the people and not their rulers, but when a government turns to a oppression, the people have the right to overturn the government. The second principle is that all men are created equal. This saying has served a powerful souvenir that all members of a society are allowed to the full shield of the law and to the right to partake in public affairs.
One of the events leading to the Declaration was the American leaders repeatedly challenging the British Parliaments right to tax the colonies. Theses efforts were the Stamp Act of 1765, the Townshend Acts of 1767, and the Tea Act of 1773.
When and Where?
The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th, 1776. The Declaration was signed in Philadelphia.
The original parchment of the Declaration is housed in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.
The Declaration is the nations most cherished symbol of liberty.
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