The Declaration was written after the first year of the American Revolution. Wha

The Declaration was written after the first year of the American Revolution. Wha

The Declaration was written after the first year of the American Revolution. What would be some of the reasons for writing such a document if the colonies were already in battle? To whom could it be useful? Consider its effect both in England and in the colonies.
Suggestion: Jefferson’s experience with legal documents and language certainly influenced the way in which it’s constructed. Consider how establishing a document during wartime would seem prudent from a legal vantage point.

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