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A Call for Independence

Hello, my name is Kyle , and I will be taking you through the first portion of the Declaration of Independence, which is the grievances against King George III. Raise your hand if you have heard of the Declaration of Independence before? (Wait for responses) Ok, great- Well what a lot of people don't know about the Declaration of Independence is that it is really a letter of grievances against King George III.

The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Written mainly by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration justified the independence of the United States by listing colonial grievances against King George III. The most important of which included the following.

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as they shaped their unique identity. The colonists were also very disillusioned by the fact that all important decisions regarding their government were being made by people all the way across the ocean, members of Parliament who did not hold the colonists' best interests in high regard. As a result, during the First Continental Congress, colonies asked for more power from King George III. How do you think King George III will react to this? (Wait for responses) Well, from England's perspective, the colonists were part of the British empire and thus under the jurisdiction of Parliament.

So does anyone know the first battle that scripted the beginning of revolutionary war in the pages of history? (Wait for responses) In 1775, the first shot at the battle of Lexington and Concord marked the beginning of revolutionary war. Nobody knows who fired the first shot. The Second Continental Congress met in 1775 to discuss their next steps. However, not all colonies were in favor of the...

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