Tyranny Research Paper

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There are many definitions for the word tyranny, which ultimately seem to have the same meaning just different words are involved and the arrangement of the words is different. The most common understanding of tyranny is the brutal and unjust treatment by the superior government (Webster: Tyranny). Tyranny has been long involved in history and the documents of history, at least since the American Revolution, the most recognized and remembered example of tyranny in America. Tyranny was mentioned twice in the Declaration of Independence, the document created by Americans to receive independence from whom they believed was a tyrannical king (Riley). However, it is questionable whether the use of the word 'tyranny' in the Declaration of Independence is supported by the context to have the same definition as it does now or if it has evolved. Either way, tyranny became a fearful issue in history…show more content…
"The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States." And the second time, in one of the grievances, "He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation" (The Declaration of Independence). In both cases it seems to be implying that King George was not fair to the will of the people. The first time tyranny is mentioned it is used to express that the king is attempting to create a tyrannical government in the United States. The second time it addresses a more detailed example of how they felt the King was being tyrannical, by sending 'Mercenaries' to ensure his power over the

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