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Were the colonists justified in breaking the law?
Similarly, it is asked, were American colonists justified waging war?
American colonies were justified for waging war and breaking away from Britain because they were defending themselves against a series of measures Parliament wished to impose on their communities without their consent. In June 1767, Parliament imposed more taxes on the colonies by passing the Townshend Act.
One may also ask, were the colonists justified in their rebellion against England? The colonists were justified in rebelling against the British due to several reasons, a large part being Locke's reasoning. The colonists also stated that due to the acts and the manners he committed them, they would write up a series of complaints which would stand as the pinnacle of the declaration of independence.
why did the colonist believe they were justified in breaking away from British rule?
The main reason many colonists believed they were justified in breaking away from British rule is because they believed that the British had violated their natural rights--mostly by taxing them without allowing them to have representation in Parliament.
Was the Declaration of Independence justified or was it treason?
The Declaration constituted high treason against the Crown. Every person who signed it would be executed as traitors should they be caught by the British. Second, the Declaration was considered to be a legal document by which the revolutionaries justified their actions and explained why they were not truly traitors.