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Unformatted text preview: -A committee of five people wrote a justification of why they are taking these actions-Thomas Jefferson makes a draft of the independence letter, Franklin edits it -One major disagreement of the letter was that Jefferson said slavery is not right and many people would not sign unless changed-Jefferson reluctantly takes it out and the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776-We must hang together or we will all surely hang together separately Ben Franklin Conclusion Roots of the crisis Revolution did not happen suddenly Americans believe they are a victim of conspiracy Mutual suspicions have led the oppositions to think the worst of each other Could have solved the problem, compromised How this happened-Gradually-restrictions on local self govt., colonists continued refusal power to legislate troops of enforcement outcome not certain...
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