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Angel Aguayo Pd 3 Brandon Brooks 8-16-19 Declaration of Independence Analysis Objective What did the Declaration of Independence actually declare? Background on the Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The document announced that the thirteen American colonies were at war with the kingdom of Great Britain, and that they regarded themselves as a newly independent nation. The document has four main parts - an introduction, a preamble that outlines a general philosophy of government, an indictment or list of particular charges or grievances against the King of England, and finally a denunciation that made the case for independence. Document Pre-Analysis: Watch this video and answer the two guiding questions below. 1) Who are the colonists addressing this song towards? Cite one piece of evidence from the video that led you to reach this conclusion. The song is being addressed towards King George III since all the complaints are addressed towards the king and at the start of the video during 0:30 through 0:40 you can see the king while the singer who is a colonist is expressing his emotions towards someone who is far away who would be king George III 2) Why do you think it is “too late to apologize”? What has Great Britain done that the colonists feel it is “too late”? I believe it is “too late to apologize” because the colonist were treated badly by taxing them and not giving them any representation for a while and the king did nothing and that angered the colonists into making them want a revolution.
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Primary Source: Declaration of Independence Preamble 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the
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