United States Declaration of Independence

United States Declaration of Independence

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  • We have succesfully established a new colony!
  • Yes, he tobacco crop has flourished immensely
  • The only people that should tax us should be our own legislature, not the British army!
  • We refuse to support the Stamp Act! We do not want to pay taxes!
  • No taxation without representation!
  • Dump the tea!
  • In the wake of exploring the New World, the people of England founded the first colony at Jamestown, Virginia. Many of those who fled, fled to escape religious persecution. Cash crops like tobacco helped the colonist worldwide. By the 1700s, around 2 million lived in Great Britain’s Northern American colonies. 
  • No more Coercive Acts!
  • All 13 colonies must come together to create resistance against the British Parliment
  • In the aftermath of the Seven Year War, on March 22, 1765, the British Parliament imposed the Stamp Act of 1765. The tax imposed that all American colonist were required to pay tax on every piece of printed paper they used. As well, ship papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publication and even playing cards were taxed.
  • In this war for independence, we the American colonists have defeated the British!
  • After the Stamp Act of 1765, the American colonist began to protest against the tax imposed. Hence, giving birth to the beginning of the American Revolution. After thirteen years of increasing British oppression, a group of colonist took action in their protest by attacking merchant ships in Boston Harbor. The Boston Tea party resulted in the British closing the port and inflict even harsher penalties
  • We are now independent from Great Britain!
  • We the People
  • After such harsh penalties, the Thirteen Colonies gathered in Philadelphia and organized a meeting known as the First Continental Congress to establish colonial resistance to Parliament’s Coercive Acts. 
  • Conflicts continued to grow between those living in Great Britain’s 13 North American Colonies and the colonial government. The American Revolution continued from 1765 to 1783.
  • Finally, in 1776 the Thirteen Colonies decided to meet again in Philadelphia. It was then when the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. Which stated  that the thirteen American colonies would regard themselves as thirteen independent sovereign states no longer under British rule.
  • Today we gather to celebrate the victory of the thirteen American Colonies.
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