Declaration of Independence
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This paper addresses the notion of popular sovereignty and the context in which it came to play out in the writing of the American Declaration of Independence. The paper briefly traces the origins of its theory and shows how the colonists came to accept and defend the notion. Additionally, the paper shows how the declaration was the natural evolution of the theory.
From the Paper:"Throughout much of the history of mankind, the notion of sovereignty was linked to right of succession through a religious belief that God rules mankind and therefore has the rightful authority to appoint a king who then, in turn, serves as legitimate authority until his successor is appointed. The role of the church in legitimating and prolonging the rule of royalty was critical, and through the combination of kings and priests, the subjects such governments were convinced that the king was the depository of legitimate power and legal authority and the king, therefore, could do no wrong."
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Declaration of Independence (2007, December 01) Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/declaration-of-independence-131982/
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