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What was Thomas Jefferson's stance on the Declaration of Independence?
What is a pro and con of the Declaration of Independence
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  1. He wrote it

    Pros They could be free of Britain's quarrels with its European neighbors. · ·They would be free of obeying any laws set out by the British, especially the Intolerable Acts. · They could create their own democracy
    Cons · Some Americans still had family in Great Britain and did not want family conflicts. Merchants would have to find new markets instead of relying on the trade with the British Empire. · The British Empire, the largest in the world at the time, would be their enemies.

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  2. Jefferson wanted the Declaration to condemn slavery, but he was voted down.

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  3. What argument does Thomas Jefferson make in this excerpt from the Declaration of Independence?

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

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