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The Sovereignty And Goodness Of God

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The Result of Injustices The United States wasn't always the land of free market and opportunity, it was property of England. The Englishmen that had control of the territory were commonly thought to have no respect or love for their colony, three thousands miles across the great Atlantic. They would unjustly tax the people without any representation and stripped them of any basic rights that we take for granted. We think that freedom, liberty and justice are just basic right that we should have but can you imagine living in a time where these thoughts did not exist. What would one do? The answer must be rebel, and that is what the colonist did. The foundation of the United States was built upon the bloody battlefields of Revolutionary war. This time in the United States has been depicted through the work of Mary Rowlandson in her book The Sovereignty and Goodness of God and in the Declaration of independence written by Thomas Jefferson showing that rebellion was the only way for the United States to free itself from the tyranny of Britain. The Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson is one of the best examples to show how the colonists viewed the British at this time in the United States. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from consent of the governed." The founding fathers of this nation made sure that the basic rights of the people were in the document, to insure that no one would go though the tyranny that they endured. Thomas Jefferson thoughts were known when he wrote, " The history of the present King of Great Britain was a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States." This document was written to the King to explain why the actions of the colonists were taking place and that they would no longer stand be treated in such a manner, demanding freedom. As the colonists of the early United States, the Native American Indians also had to fight to survive in this nation. They were not fighting against the British but fought against the same American colonist that demanded rights from the British. In the book written by Mary Rowlandson, The Soveignty and the Goodness of God, show the emotions and the trying times that the Native Americans went through once Europeans landed in Plymouth Rock with Christopher Columbus. The book is about the experience that Mary Rowlandson went though when she was taken captive by the Indians during the Revolutionary war, being forced to take on their way of life. The text clearly shows how the Europeans way of life had a direct effect on the Native Americans. "Metacom's War was one in which peoples...

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