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The Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration Of Independence

  1. 1. The Declaration of Independence 1776
  2. 2. Thomas Paine <ul><li>Common Sense </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Second Continental Congress <ul><li>Richard Henry Lee – </li></ul><ul><li>“These united colonies are and of right ought to be free an independent states </li></ul>
  4. 4. Committee <ul><li>Thomas Jefferson </li></ul><ul><li>Benjamin Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>John Adams </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Sherman </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Livingston </li></ul>
  5. 5. Thomas Jefferson <ul><li>Principal Author </li></ul><ul><li>Completed in three weeks </li></ul>
  6. 6. MAIN POINTS
  7. 7. The nature of fair government recognizes that people are born with certain rights and that a government is formed to protect these rights
  8. 8. King George III and the British Government behaved unfairly. The Declaration lists many insults, taxes, and other problems the colonists had put with over the years of British rule.
  9. 9. The colonies intended to form a new nation.
  10. 10. The United States of America

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