THE LEGACY OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION John Locke, Second Treatise on Civil Government , 1690 Continental Congress 1775 Declaration of Independence 1776 Thomas Jefferson John Adams > Committee of five. Benjamin Franklin Roger Sherman Robert Livingston 1. Preamble-general ideas about equality and rights 2. Grievances-Rational things on what the King has done. Tyrant 3. Declaration-Free from BR and full power of an independent state. John Trumbull 1756-1843 Extra Points Declaration of Independence and Continental Congress • Dec of Ind not original. No time for thought with war, Jefferson took ideas from Locke. • Lockes Treatises of Government-Natural Rights and compact theory. • Declaration was a political doc to coordinate the activites of 13 other colonies as they came into contact with BR empire • A doc of persuasion, Already resistance against BR empire. • Went to continental congress to organize army, etc.
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