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  • Thomas Jefferson:Our government should be based on John Locke's ideas of a "representative government."
  • John Adams:I support the idea of creating a government that is created by the people for the people.
  • Benjamin Franklin:We should let every colony be aware of this and have the "petition of rights" waved.
  • Thomas Jefferson:I'll be creating a "Declaration of Independence" so we can be free from the British government.
  • The Delegates are discussing if having a separation of England would help the colonies or affect them.
  • After almost two weeks of the delegates discussing. They came to an agreement and the 13 colonies became free and independent states. This is where the United States was born and our political system was founded.
  • Thomas Jefferson:My "Declaration of Independence" should help us create a government of "popular sovereignty."
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