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Mary Brandt Professor Shell American Government | T/R 9:30 23 January 2021 Analysis of the Declaration of Independence The anger and frustration the colonists felt toward the British government culminated in the creation of the Declaration of Independence. The intention of this document was to officially sever ties with the British and establish themselves as their own, united country where all men are created equal. The document is of profound importance and remains the heart of American ideology. The grievance that first stood out to me was “no taxation without representation.” This is perhaps one of the most well-known conflicts between the British and the Colonists, thanks to its catchy phrase and the Boston Tea Party. However, the very first grievance listed is that the British are refusing to follow their own laws. For example, in 1776, the British Empire took pride in the fact that they had the freest men in the world. While perhaps British subjects that

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