The United States Declaration of Independence (Revisited) (Google eBook)

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a-argus books, 2010 - History - 592 pages
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The American Revolution was underway. Fighting had been sporatic but with the battles at Concord and Lexington, the war was in full gallop. Leaders of the rebelling colonists met to issue a public declaration to the King of England and to the world at large. The colonists had suffered enough. The iron rule of England had become a yoke too burdensom to carry. It was time to stand up, and the founding fathers did exactly that as they inscribed: "WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS IT BECOMES NECESSARY FOR ONE NATION TO DISSOLVE THE POLITICAL BANDS WHICH HAVE CONNECTED THEM TO ANOTHER, AND TO ASSUME AMONG THE POWERS OF THE EARTH THE SEPARATE AND EQUAL STATION TO WHICH THE LAWS OF NATURE AND NATURE'S GOD ENTITLE THEM, A DECENT RESPECT TO THE OPINION OF MANKIND REQUIRES THAT THEY SHOULD DECLARE THE CAUSES WHICH IMPEL THEM TO THE SEPARATION.
  

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Contents

Letter Ix
212
Letter X
220
Letter Xi
231
Letter Xii
240
A Farmer
245
Boston NonImportation Agreement
259
The Boston Massacre
264
The Boston Massacre
266

The Stamp Act
70
The Quartering Act of 1765
107
THE VIRGINIA
113
Stamp Act Congress 1765
117
The Declaratory Act
135
CAP XLVII
153
Letter I
162
Letter Ii
166
Letter Iii
172
Letter Iv
177
Letter V
184
Letter Vi
194
Letter Vii
199
Letter Viii
207
The Loyal Nine and
274
The Gaspée Affair
278
The Tea Act of 1773
281
The Tea Act of 1773
284
The Boston Tea Party
290
The Quebec Act 1774
329
The Port Bill
338
Notes
339
Colony of Virginia
342
The Suffolk Resolves
358
The Association read and signed
377
Olive Branch Petition
460
The First Virginia Constitution
539
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About the author (2010)

J. Jackson Owensby, a father and son writing team, reside in one of the thirteen original colonies, North Carolina. Long students of history, the duo find that the American Citizen is becoming further and further removed from the goals of the founding fathers and more unaware of the true intent that was focused on creaating a new nation, a nation destined for greatness never before attained, a greatness that is the United States of America. The two authors have created the series "AMERICA THE GREAT", a series that examines the United States from its earliest days until the 21st Century. Dedicated to the goal that "America will not forget from whence she came" and providing a layman's insight into the events and the people that have molded the United States into what she is now, the authors offer this, the second volume in the series.

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