Founding Fathers listen to the draft of the Declaration of Independence ... to
better coordinate their resistance efforts against Great Britain, while other
colonists, known .... They argued that th...
totally rejected the political structures they inherited from the British.
With its enactment in November, most colonists called for a boycott of British
goods, ... that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that ... independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its
By declaring themselves an independent nation, the American colonists were
able to confirm ... of France and obtain French assistance in the war against
Great Britain. ... They preserved its original form, but struck passages likely to
meet with ...
The Events Leading to Independence. ... The colonies were not in a state of
economic crisis; on the contrary, they were ... What forces led the men and
women in the 13 different colonies to set aside their differences and unanimously
declare their ... It took England time to respond to Colonial provocations and to
It is easy to be critical of the Declaration when you read beyond its first two ... part
of the British empire and why they declared independence when they did. ... But
for another half century after that Britain largely ignored the colonies and the ...
King George declared the New England colonies to be in a state of rebellion, and
... As the redcoats entered Lexington, they encountered a band of colonial militia
... to declare their independence, but many other colonists, including influential ...
Relations between the American Colonies and Great Britain began to break
down ... 1776--the colonists boldly declared their independence from their British
rulers. ... The British won the war, and as a result they controlled all of North
Colonists appealed to British citizens' sense of justice, to their shared heritage
and ... The Declaration of Independence represents the last in a long chain of ...
when the First Continental Congress agreed to boycott trade with Great Britain
The British colonists living in America had grown used to being their own bosses
in ... that they wanted to declare themselves independent from Great Britain.