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Unformatted text preview: religion. Declaration of Resolves- 1. Entitlement to life, liberty, property 2. Same rights as English citizens 3. Right to participation in Government, no taxation for purpose of raising revenue without consent of the subjects 4. Right to trial in vicinage, by peers in the vicinage 5. Right to petition the king 6. King should not keep standing army during times of peace 7. Branches of gov. should be kept separate from each other 8. Parliament should fix the problems in order to restore harmony The purpose of the resolves is to stay with the British gov. they are not trying to separate Dec. of Ind. Addresses the King as the writers no longer see parliament as a legitimate authority, having said that as the colonies are not represented, parliament has no right to make laws for them and thus has no authority. The purpose of the Declaration is separation from the British, rather than raise complaints to be fixed....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSCI 102 taught by Professor Dry during the Spring '07 term at Middlebury.
- Spring '07
- Natural Law