Declaration of Independence 4

Vocabulary

annihilation: destruction, getting rid of totally, extinction

appropriations: when a law making body gives out money to a state, a group, an agency or when someone takes something for oneself

convulsions: violent acts of turmoil, shaking, agitation

dissolutions: meltings, undoings of something

endeavoured: tried or attempted to do something

judiciary: a system of courts of law

migration: leaving one's native land to settle in another land

naturalization: the process of granting full citizenship to someone

obstructing: getting in the way of, preventing something from happening

tenure: holding something in one's possession

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14. He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

15. He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

16. He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

17. He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

18. He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

 

 

 

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