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Sections of the US Declaration of Independence

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Describe the different sections of the Declaration. What does the bulk of the Declaration consist of, and why? Which section has had the most lasting relevance and why? What groups were excluded from Jefferson's statements, and what were their arguments for being included?

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The solution discusses the 5 key sections of the American Declaration of Independence.

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5 sections:

Introductory sentence: Asserts man's freedom as a matter of natural law; promises to explain why freedom is demanded.

Preamble: Identifies the rights and ideals of man and the "right to revolution" when the government violates those certain rights.

The statement of the King's offenses: Identifies various wrongs of King George--> Taxation without representation, Deprived trial by jury, suspended American legislatures. This section also is used to persuade ...

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