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The Declaration of Independence In the new world of America there was the United Colonies which was being controlled by Great Britain The Colonies had been treated not as equals but as the under dogs They taxed heavily on almost everything sugar glass paper and tea All of these were things that the colonist depended on for their everyday lifes But the Colonist didnt stand for taxation with out representation in Parliament So there was protest held against the taxing of goods that were regulated by Great Britain Soon congress would speak out against not being independent of Great Britain Richard Henry Lee made a speech in congress in 1776 he stated that these United Colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states Many congressmen hoped that Great Britain would cooperate with there right of independence But others knew that Great Britain would never give that right they also knew the war had already begun So there was a need for a declaration to declare independence Know the time had come for the people of Colonies to write what they had desired for There was committee formed to write the document in 1776 The man chosen to write was Thomas Jefferson he was very good with words but also knew what the declaration meant to the people of this young nation Thomas wrote many different drafts but he was not satisfied with any of them until he final was satisfied with final one But it still had to be presented to congress to be approved There were a few changes made in document but in the end it was approved One point Jefferson made in the declaration was to end
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