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causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.should be known to all people. What, according to Jefferson, is the duty of the colonists?The duty of the colonists is to overthrow a government where the people’s power have been reduced under Despotism. Underline 3-5 words that show how the colonists feel about Britain and the king. Jefferson ends this section with “To prove this, let Facts be submitted to acandid world.” What purpose does this transition serve?He sets this transition to tell the people and setting a base for which he will lay more details in order to show how Britain has showed to be tyrannical. Bonus: How have the ideas laid out in this section been supported or challenged throughout history?We have set the three branches of government in order to enforce and make sure that the government is unable to become a tyrannical 2
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCEgovernment like Britain was. [3] He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, ....and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures….[4] He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands….Who is “he”? King George IIIParaphrase 3 of Jefferson’s examples from this section. He put Parliament together but did not even hear from the states. He refused to allow the statesman pass across the Appalachian Mountains. Why does Jefferson start most of his thoughts with “he”? To show the reader who is in charge and strongly show how he is the sole dictator of the whole issue with GreatBritain and how he did not listen to the colonists. He eventually led to theproblem and it shows how he is the person who created this separation.

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