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Section 2.2 (continued) The declaration of Independence The congress officially decided to make a declaration of Independence that separated them from Britain. They did this because Great Britain didn’t look after what was right for the colonies, but for what was good for Great Britain. Democratic Ideals An on old writer by the name of John Locke said that good government was based on a social contract between the people and its
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Unformatted text preview: rulers. • In return they get protection and other benefits. • An Uncertain Future • The second Continental congress approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4 th 1776, which meant that they were free from Britain. • Though they did sign the Declaration of Independence they were not truly free until the war between Great Britain and the colonies was over....
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