He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us and has endeavoured to bring

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us and

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Hands. He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. 6. Distinguish Among Fact, Opinion, and Reasoned Judgment; Are these grievances facts, opinions, or reasoned judgments, and how do you know? These grievances are reasoned judgement. Since the United States have had bad experiences with the British, they used their judgement to make the United States the best that they could. They did not use facts, but also not opinions because they have more to them than opinions. With their reasoned judgment, they were able to make a declaration to make the United States better than when they were under the control of Britain. In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress [correction of wrongs] in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British 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 [generosity], and we have conjured [begged] them by the ties of our common kindred, to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity [relation by blood]. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends. 7. Explain an Argument; why do the states think that the king is not fit to be their ruler? The states believe the king is not a good fit to be their king because he has done a lot of unfair things in the past. For example, he has refused to sign written laws, he had shown many signs of carrying out war act, and created his own set of laws and forced it upon citizens to follow these laws. Because he king is an unfair man, the states did not want them to be their ruler. 8. Assess an Argument Have the states done enough to justify declaring independence from Britain? Yes, the states have earned their right to be free from Great Britain. The states went a long time suffering and not complaining and now they have many valid reasons why they should gain independence. It is up to the people to make sure the government doesn’t have too much power like the British empire before their freedom. We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude [justness] of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good
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