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Rakhi Hirpara Bhavana Keepudi Aditya Addepalli Sehrish Rupani Siddharth Kumaran IB HoA I- Dutton 6 The Declaration of Independence Ideas 1. List 3-5 processes leading to the DOI 1. The Intolerable Acts or Coercive Acts were passed by the British Parliament following the Boston Tea Party in 1774; these laws were meant to punish the colony of Massachusetts for throwing British tea into the Boston harbor. These acts took away the self-government and rights of the colonists and created outrage and resistance in the Massachusetts colony as well as the other 12 American colonies. The Intolerable Acts were the reason for the creation of the First Continental Congress that meet towards the end of the year of 1774. 2. First,Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve colonies, Georgia was missing, that meet on September 5, 1774 to October 26, 1774 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was called in response to the Intolerable Acts that had been passed by the British monarch, King George III. The Continental Congress created a pact to boycott all British goods beginning on December 1, 1774 and discussed other grievances that were ignored by the King. They also decided that another Continental Congress would be created if their petition was unsuccessful in stopping the Intolerable Acts. 3. Thomas Paine’s Common Sense was published on January 10, 1776. In this pamphlet, Thomas Paine argues for American Independence by inspiring the colonists to not follow the rules of the British parliament, The pamphlet discusses the advantages and need for independence from Great Britain in utilitarian terms so that all of the colonists would be able to comprehend Paine’s message. Common Sense has the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history in proportion of the population of the colonies at the time. Common Sense
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