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The Declaration of Independence . Hosted by . Hobbes! Listen up. No problem. I always say, there’s no better way to understand something than to experience it first hand. I’ve got to do this presentation on the Declaration of Independence. . Never mind. Lets go see our friend Martin.

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Hobbes!

Listen up.


No problem.

I always say, there’s no better way to understand something than to experience it first hand.

I’ve got to do this presentation on the Declaration of Independence.


Never mind. Lets go see our friend Martin.

What’s that supposed to mean?




Back in time? of 1763.

Good choice.

I will be blowing up the modern earth in just a few seconds.

It obstructs my view of Venus.

Please, step inside the Aluminum Q46 space modulator!



Whoops! of 1763.

Too far back!


Amazing! of 1763.

Its 1763.

Yes, 1763.

The American Colonies.


The colonist have just enjoyed a long time of freedom. of 1763.

Kind of like when your parents leave us alone for the day and we get to run the house while your dad’s off fighting battles at the office.


The last battle was spent defending the colonies. The King has had a hard day at the office and now he’s broke. So he makes the Proclamation of 1763.


Listen. Now I can’t defend you if your scattered all across the land so don’t move out past the Appalachian Mountains.

Got Me?

Proclamation

of 1763


They’re not, but they haven’t seen the worst yet. across the land so don’t move out past the Appalachian Mountains.

Those colonists don’t look too happy with that.


Let’s see some more, from later years. across the land so don’t move out past the Appalachian Mountains.


1764 across the land so don’t move out past the Appalachian Mountains.


Listen. Now I’m broke from fighting all these wars in your defense. To pay me back you’re going to pay me money for all the sugar and other luxuries you get from other countries.

Got Me?

Sugar Act


1765 defense. To pay me back you’re going to pay me money for all the sugar and other luxuries you get from other countries.


Quartering defense. To pay me back you’re going to pay me money for all the sugar and other luxuries you get from other countries.

Act

Listen. Now I got these soldiers that are going to stay with you. While they’re here your going to feed and house them for me.

Got Me?


Listen. Now I’m still broke so you’re going to pay me money for a stamp that has to go on any papers you use. It works fine back in England so it’ll do good here too.

Got Me?

Stamp Act


I hate the government! money for a stamp that has to go on any papers you use. It works fine back in England so it’ll do good here too.

That’s it!

This is unfair.



Listen Doc. to show it.

You can’t take our money without letting us speak in our own legislatures.

That’s taxation without representation.


Alright buster! to show it.

Now you listen.

If you’re going to keep taking our money, we’re going to stop buying the goods you take it for.

A Boycott.

HAHA!


I hate the government! to show it.

Mr. Fudd! I’m here to collect your tax.



Boston Massacre Townshend Acts.

Boston Tea Party

RIP

RIP

RIP

RIP

RIP



The First Continental Congress Intolerable Acts by the colonists.

Americans weren’t ready to break off yet, but they convened to mend their relationship with Britain.


Lexington and Concord Intolerable Acts by the colonists.

Two battles showed the colonies that they could put up a fight against the British.


The Second Continental Congress Intolerable Acts by the colonists.

Americans again convened, but this time they were split between declaring independence or more relation mending.


Common Sense Intolerable Acts by the colonists.

Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” explained that it was unnatural for a large country to be ruled by a smaller one, far awayand persuaded the colonists that it was “time to part” from Great Britain.


The people were convinced. In 1776, five delegates wrote their reasons for independence out in plain English.


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