What would the us citizens do without the Declaration of Independence?
Laws might be different but we would still be sovereign since we won the Revolutionary War so there was no need to state on paper that we aren't part of the UK.
The primary difference in purposes between The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution is that The Declaration of Independence stated the citizens of the newly forming US would be free from external ownership and outside governing by the British, while The US Constitution outlined how the citizens of the US would govern themselves.
The Declaration of Independence shows what the USA will not put up with then and now. The Colonies were tired of GB telling them what to do. Without the Declaration we would not be free today. The Declaration pretty much told GB that they were willing to wadge war against them and the Colonies won,which is why we are free today. The Declaration of Independence is the reason for the Constitution.
Which of the early actions of the second continental congress do you think was most important and why?
The Declaration of Independence is the document by which the colonies broke away from being governed by England. The Declaration recognizes that "All men are created equal" and that all people have rights endowed upon them by their creator. These righte being; Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Other rights enjoyed by Americans are enumerated in the US Constitution, not the Declaration of Independence. But without the Declaration, the Constitution would not be possible.
Well the Declaration of Independence didnt have such an impact as the Constitution. The Declaration did not grant America Independence from Britain, rather it declared that we WANTED to be free from England. Yet the Declaration did trigger a major dominoe affect in the American Revolution as it was the basis on which all American principles and ideas were based on. So really it impacted us, because without that so many events in history would…
Yes, the words declaration of independence alone are a noun, I believe. However, if one were to say "The United States Declaration of Independence," it would become a proper noun and therefore capitalized. I realize that to America, our Declaration of Independence is the only document of its kind and therefore is considered only a proper noun, but to other countries, it is not the same. It is a regular noun. When speaking of our…
Does the Declaration of Independence govern like the founding fathers would have wanted in the present day?
The Declaration of Independence was an open letter to the king and without it we may not have left the British government. Not that many colonists were upset with the king and many didn't care. They only got involved when something happened that upset them. Many stayed neutral the entire war. Washington had problems getting enough men enlisted.
By mutual consent all thirteen had to vote in favor of independence. That's why the formal document (the "Declaration of Independence") specifically points out that this is a unanimous declaration. (This does not mean every single individual in Congress, but that each colony's/state's delegation would vote, and a majority of "no's" in any delegation would defeat the measure.)