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Which sentence in the excerpt supports the claim that the American colonies could thrive independently from Britain?

Which sentence in the excerpt supports the claim that the American colonies could thrive independently from Britain?


How did the townshend act end?

The result of the passage of the Townshend Acts was a colonial boycott against British products. Trade between England and America fell off by 50 percent as a result of the boycott. The British merchants complained to Parliament who repealed the Townshend Duties except the tax on tea. The tea tax was kept in honor of the Declaratory Act. Parliament passed that act to declare that they did have the right to tax the colonies regardless of the American claim of internal or external taxation. The colonists would claim that the Declaratory Act was unconstitutional because the colonies did not have representation in Parliament.


Who declared the colonies to be independent from Britain?

The Second Continental Congress. Its members represented all thirteen colonies. The First Congress had met in 1774 and adjourned for a year with little resolved. The Second began meeting early in 1775, as war broke out. This Congress stayed in being until the war was over, and the new Constitution adopted. While in session the Second Continental Congress had adopted the Articles of Confederation, after which they were called the "Confederation Congress". The first draft of the actual Declaration of Independence was the work of a committee, including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, with Jefferson doing most of the composing. The Resolution that the Congress should declare Independence, which led to the appointing of the committee which drafted the document, was offered by Richard Henry ("Light Horse Harry") Lee of Virginia, whose other claim to historical fame was that he was the father of Robert E. Lee.


Provisions of townshed act?

The Townshend Acts applied duties (taxes) to paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea imported by the colonies. Townshend had studied the colonist's distinction between internal and external taxes and he believed his duties were external as none of the products, except tea, could be made in the colonies. The colonists did not agree with his thinking and the result was a colonial boycott against British products. Trade between England and America fell off by 50 percent as a result of the boycott. The British merchants complained to Parliament who repealed the Townshend Duties except the tax on tea. The tea tax was kept in honor of the Declaratory Act. Parliament passed that act to declare that they did have the right to tax the colonies regardless of the American claim of internal or external taxation.


Does the Declaration recognize the British claim of authority over America at the time Jefferson was writing?

Yes. The Declaration states that the colonies, previously acknowledging their rule by Britain and its king, had cause to terminate that rule and become a free and separate nation. It was the colonies way of affirming their authority to rule themselves instead of being under the rule of England.

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What powers do the colonies now claim to have as a result of declaring their independences?

what powers do the colonies now claim to have as a result of declaring their indeppendence


What three rights do the colonies claim are theirs?

life , liberty and the pursuit of happiness, from the declaration of independence


Was the decloration of independanc the first paper to claim the US to be the US?

The Declaration of Independence was written to claim independence from Britain, so the colonies could be in charge o themselves. The Constitution was written to establish it as a country.


What did the colonists declare in the declaration of independence?

They claim independence from England because they didn't feel as they have been treated as legal colonies. The British Parliament took advantage of the colonies and taxed them overzealously, and the colonists were not willing to stand for such practices any longer.


What were the land provisions of American independence?

Under the terms of the peace treaty signed in 1783, England surrendered its claim to the colonies and its claim to an additional 237 million acres located west of the Ohio River.


Why did button gwinnett sign the declaration of independence?

Button Gwinnett was a delegate from Georgia to the Second Continental Congress, which debated and adopted the Declaration of Independence. He signed it, because the legislature in Georgia was in favor of declaring independence and he was authorized to sig it to show Georgia's agreement with the claim that America was free of British rule.


Which of the original thirteen colonies did not claim independence on July 2 1776?

It was Iceptar, it doesn't exist now, because the lava in a volcano destroyed it, it happend in 1776 on July 2nd.


What year did Indonesia claim independence?

1986


Can you claim a person?

no. a long time ago, you can claim a person as a slave. but since the declaration of independence, you can no longer claim a person.


What does Jefferson claim the colonists have done at every stage of these appressions?

The Declaration of Independence says Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; they have a right to throw gov't. - See more at: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-does-jefferson-claim-the-colonists-have-done-every-time-their-rights-have-been-repressed-or-taken-away,-in-the-declaration-of-independence#sthash.AOFVxKQA.dpuf


How many colonies did France claim in Africa?

11


When did Chad claim independence?

August 11, 1960.