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Alicia EllisPOS 301Professor LeeWe the People Essay QuestionsAnalyze the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Explain the significance of these founding documents and how they altered previously accepted concepts of government.The Declaration of Independence and the U.S Constitution are both significant in the creation and progression of how the United States came to be its own country. The Declaration ofIndependence was created to “legally justify armed resistance to the crown as something other than treason” (Barnett, 2019). It announced the beginning of our independence from foreign rule.Before the Declaration of Independence, there was no elected monarch as the head of government. Instead they answered to a Parliament, which did not allow them to elect who spokeon their behalf. The Declaration of Independence and the U.S Constitution changed this. The people now wanted an elected head of government who worked with and for the people.