The Declaration of Independence begins with an introduction which states that when a country decides to separate from another country an explanation is required.

The document continues by outlining that people have unalienable rights which should be protected by the government. When the government fails to do so, the people are entitled to reject that government and form a new one.

The text continues with a long list describing the criminal actions King George III has taken against thirteen North American colonies, such as: dissolving legislative bodies, preventing the colonies from passing laws, setting up military troops in the colonies in times of peace, blocking trade, or over-taxing the colonies without any legal basis. The list ends by ...

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