What led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence?  

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There were many events that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence. After the French and Indian War ended, the British passed laws that upset the colonists. The Proclamation of 1763 prevented the colonists from moving to the new lands we got from France as a result of French and Indian War. The Quartering Act required the colonists provide housing for the troops that would enforce this law. The colonists didn’t want to have to provide housing for troops to enforce a law they didn’t want or like.

As time passed, the British wanted the colonists to pay for some of the costs of running the colonies....

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