Which Reason Does Best explain Why This Grievance Included In The Declaration?
Do you know which reason best explains why this grievance was included in the Declaration of Independence?
If I answer it in one sentence then the reason is ‘Complaints’ or ‘Colonists’ dissatisfaction’.
Actually, Grievances were a list of complaints from the colonists’ side.
All these complaints they had on the autocratic ruling of the British authority in the 13 colonies.
Specifically, those complaints they had on the British King George III.
In the grievance section, they explained why they were angry and sad with the rule of the British Empire and how King George III doing hostile acts against them.
In the grievance, we can see, colonists mostly targeting George III.
According to the colonists, King George’s policies are retaliatory towards them.
His policies violate their rights as English citizens and break important British laws; such as the Bill of Rights 1689 and the Magna Carta.
A total of 27 grievances included in the Declaration of Independence.
Here they explained all the things of Britain’s hostile actions and why they became obliged to declare independence.
Even after, they considered England as their mother country.
Main Source of The Grievances Included In The Declaration of Independence
The Grievances, revolutionary leaders included in the Declaration of Independence had some major similarities with the philosophies of English philosopher John Lock.
It means the leaders who prepared this section, deeply inspired by the philosophies of John Lock.
Of course, you know, John Lock was one of the most brilliant philosophers of the Enlightenment period.
He is widely popular as the ‘Father of Liberalism’.