History of the United States
American Revolution
Declaration of Independence

What did the colonist do to address their concerns with the king during the declaration of independence?

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October 07, 2014 12:58AM

In the American Revolutionary Period, the American colonists addressed their concerns to the British king (and government) in the Declaration of Independence in a variety of ways. First, they appealed to what they articulated as natural laws and basic truths for humankind, demonstrating to their satisfaction that a people unjustly governed is a people fully justified in revolution. Second, they spoke directly of the abuses of the British 'crown,' detailing the many ways in which British rule over the colonies had overstepped its rightful bounds and otherwise invited revolution upon itself.