Declaration Of Independence Research Paper

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The Declaration of Independence was a document created by Thomas Jefferson. The document was developed in the late 1700s. The purpose was to announce the colonist’s independence and freedom from the king. The document was sent to the king in Britain, in which he blew off and set aside. Also, 200 posters were made and distributed throughout the colonies in order to inform them of the newly formed document. The document was first officially signed by John Hancock followed by other delegates, totalling 55. The events surrounding the Declaration of Independence influenced the shaping of our modern day government. There were many events leading to the Declaration of Independence. One of the first upsets to the colonists, from the king, was the…show more content…
The War began on April 9th, 1775 and ended on September 3rd, 1783. It was primarily an armed conflict between Great Britain and the 13 American colonies. France signed an alliance with the new nation, escalating it into a world war. Finally the war came to a close resulting with a victory for the American colonies. After this America created its first form of government, the Articles of Confederation. Of course with any new document it had flaws, which included the fact that it was unicameral giving too much power to the government. This led to Shay’s Rebellion in the late 1780s. The American government gave land to farmers as loans, but when they went into debt and were not able to pay it back, the government took their land and even put some in jail. This rebellion of the farmers was led by Daniel Shays. They began a six month rebellion by taking over the Court of Common Pleas in Northampton; the goal was to prevent the trial and imprisonment of debt-ridden farmers. Shays rebellion demonstrated the high degree of internal conflict lurking beneath the surface of post-Revolutionary life. This led to a Constitutional Convention, resulting in the creation of the Constitution. The Constitution brought the idea of creating a federal
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