IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 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.
His father, Robert Morris, Sr. He immigrated to America and began building a successful career in Oxford, Maryland. He came to Maryland about as agent for Foster, Cunliffe and Sons of Liverpool, for whom he purchased and shipped baled leaf tobacco to England.
He was the originator of the tobacco inspection law, and had it passed over powerful opposition.
He was considered a mercantile genius, and was the first to keep his accounts in money rather than in gallons, pounds, yards, etc. In Robert Morris, Sr.
As he left the ship in a small boat, a farewell salute was fired from the ship and wadding from the shot burst through the side of the boat and severely injured him.
As a result of the accident, he died of blood poisoning on July 12, Robert Morris, the future signer of the Declaration of Independence, left Liverpool in at the age of 14 and joined his father in Maryland.
Robert was tutored by the Reverend William Gordon but completed only one year of formal education. Robert set to work, and in his twenties he took some of his earnings and joined a few friends in creating the London Coffee House, an institution which the Philadelphia Stock Exchange claims as its origin.
At one point during the Seven Years War Robert was sent as a ship captain on a trading mission to Jamaica where he was captured by French Privateers. Fortunately he escaped with his crew and took refuge in Cuba, where they scraped out a living. When an American ship arrived in Havana, he returned home to Philadelphia.
Around this time Charles Willing retired and his son, Thomas Willing, took over. The firm also engaged in banking. During the Seven Years War the Crown put an embargo on sending indentured servants to America so the king could have more soldiers, and at the same time the Parliament enacted laws encouraging the slave trade from Africa.
As soon as they could bring in workers from Europe they dropped the trade forever. Shortly after the Seven Years War, Willing and Morris joined with other merchants in response to new changes in tax policy.
In the Stamp Act was passed, and Robert led a street protest. He convinced the tax collector to give up the post and send the stamps back. Robert Morris married Mary White on March 2, and they had seven children. This beautiful estate had a greenhouse where he grew oranges and pineapples, two farmhouses, barns, and various other buildings.
Morris was asked to be a warden of the port of Philadelphia, and from this position, inhe convinced the captain of the tea ship Polly to return to England. By this action Philadelphia avoided the kind of violence that occurred in the case of the Boston Tea Party.
Robert became increasingly active in the patriot cause. He served with Franklin on the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety, and eventually became its chairman. Robert Morris hoped his work would result in the English backing down from their course, which was clearly against the British constitution.
He did not wish to separate from England because he thought Americans were not ready for self-rule and he feared anarchy would result. He was also worried that the colonists were not really prepared for a war with the superpower of the day.
He argued for a peaceful resolution, speaking out against independence. This treaty proposed international relations based on free trade, but did not rely on a political alliance.The Declaration of Independence's thesis statement asserts that any people has the right to a representative government.
The Declaration of Independence is a sophisticated piece of rhetoric. Using. The sad reality is that for the large majority of former colonies independence was followed either immediately or within a few years by despotism. The Declaration of Independence.
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