The Declaration of Independence might be the greatest document in United States of America’s history. It can also be called the greatest breakup letter ever. Through this paper, the U.S; including all 13 colonies, declared their intent for separation from the Great Britain. Hence, the colonies openly declared a revolt against the king.
On 4th of July, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress stating that the thirteen colonies of America considered themselves as independent and sovereign states and no longer under the rule of the Great Britain.
MAIN ARGUMENTS STATED BY THOMAS JEFFERSON
The Declaration might have been written in the year 1776, but it explained the events that had been taking place for over a year. The American colonies had declared war against the Great Britain and wanted to oust it from the region.
In the declaration, Thomas Jefferson had given a few arguments for the colonies declaring independence. He has said that he and the American people were upset by some of the things done by the empire. He mentioned that the Great Britain had effectively cut off their trade routes with the rest of the world. This means that all imports had to come through Great Britain.
Secondly, taxes had been imposed on the colonists, without their consent. This was an argument of primary concern and, had even resulted in a particular event; “Boston Tea Party.” And lastly, he mentioned that the quartering of a vast number of troops was something that did not fit well with the colonists.
The above arguments were mentioned by Thomas Jefferson as highlights for declaring independence from the Great Britain. Though, it is apparent to the naked eye that raising these arguments was propaganda, used to justify the war the colonies had been fighting for over a year. This inspired a feeling of patriotism among the American people and convinced them to join the ranks of the revolutionaries and end the king’s rule over them.