Explore BrainMass

The Colonists Need Reform in a Big Way

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

In this posting, students will identify the elements of the Declaration of Independence. They will also explain why it was drafted.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 11:16 am ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

See the attachment for the full solution.

The tension between Britain and the colonies was at its peak. The Second Continental Congress had to make a major decision whether to declare the independence of America or remain under British rule. According to author David Armitage, "Thomas Jefferson offered an expansive vision of the Declaration of ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses elements of the Declaration of Independence, why it was needed, and its reception in the colonies.