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3) The colonists believed that England was trying to enslave them,” Historian #2- Zinn Claim: The founding fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence because…. they needed to ignite patriotic passion in and persuade the lower class to join in the revolution and anger against the British. Evidence: 1) “S omething needed to be done to persuade the lower class to join the revolutionary cause, to direct their anger against England.” 2) “Everything the Declaration of Independence was about…was well suited to unite large numbers of colonists,” 3) “The solution was to find language inspiring to all classes, specific enough in its listing of grievances to fill people with anger against the British, vague enough to avoid class conflict, and stirring enough to build patriotic feelings.” C entral Historical Question: Why did the Founders write the Declaration of Independence?
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Declaration of Independence (1) We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. (2) That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. (3) That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends , it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government.
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