Where would the world be today if the United States did not declare
independence from Great Britain? It would be a way different world. Thanks to that we now
have a life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. America had every right, mind and aspect to
throw off the chains of Great Britain. After many peaceful attempts the colonists had no choice
but to declare independence from Great Britain and were justified for two reasons.
(writework.com) These were that they were not even part of the decisions Great Britain made
about America, and that Great Britain made decisions that did not benefit the colonists at all and
instead hurt them.
One of the reasons in which the colonists had the right to declare independence was because
Great Britain did not allow them to have a say in decisions that were made about them. In May
1765, Patrick Henry made a speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
He was angry about the
Stamp Act the British enforced the colonists, he called it illegal because the colonists did not had
representatives in the Parliament. He was saying clearly that any decisions made by the British
Parliament must include what colonists believe should happen. (kennedy)
The second reason the colonists had was Great Britain made decisions that harmed them. An
example is on the Declaration of Independence written in 1776 where Thomas Jefferson said that
the people have the right to throw out the government if it harms them and fails to protect their
Many people were against the colonists declaring independence. Peter Olives is an example of
this where he stated in 1777, that the colonists should not have declare independence because
Great Britain was only trying to protect them. In which way where they...