Resolution of Independence: Paragraphs 1 and 2

What is this section of the Declaration of Independence describing?

The Americans wrote:

"We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here.&quot.

Emigration is related to immigration, it means moving from a place.

What does "circumstances" mean in this context?

Which three things do the Americans remind the British in these paragraphs?

What does "appealed" mean in this context?

"We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence."

The same sentence is below.

What does "inevitably" mean in this context?

"We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence."

What do the Americans mean by ending this paragraph with the quote below?

"Enemies in War, in Peace Friends"

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Resolution of Independence: Paragraph 3

What authority do the Americans cite for seeking independence?

What powers do the Americans claim for themselves?

What do they pledge to Americans pledge to each other?

What are the Americans claiming when they say that "…they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown…"?

The Americans wrote "…all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved…"

What does this quote say about the political connections between the colonies and Britain?

This is the end of the Declaration of Independence.

Which section was the longest?

Why did the founders list grievances before the resolution of independence?

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