According to jefferson what have the colonists

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According to Jefferson, what have thecolonists attempted in the past?
[12] Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties ofour common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to thevoice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the restof mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.DWhat other efforts did Jefferson claim that the colonists made? How did the “British brethren” respond to the colonists’ efforts?Read the underlined statement. Why is this an extreme statement? Read the underlined statement. Whatis Jefferson saying?4
Name: __________________________________________[13] We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world forthe rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full What rights does Jefferson claim that the colonies now possess?
Activity Three—Express Understanding Examine the grievances that Jefferson lists as reasons that the king has violated the natural rights of the colonists. Select onegrievance that you consider the most significant violationthat supports Jefferson’s claim that the colonists should declare independence from Britain. Explain why this grievance seems so important and how it conflicts with the idea of natural rights. You’ll be discussing this, along with the paragraphs you were assigned, in small groups.5

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