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1 The Declaration of Independence Complaints/Grievances

2 Complaint/Grievance He has refused Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has refused Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

3 Meaning # 1 He has refused to enforce laws.

4 Complaint/Grievance He has forbidden his governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance.

5 Meaning # 2 He has forbidden the legislature from passing laws.

6 Complaint/Grievance He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

7 Meaning # 3 He has refused to pass laws that would benefit particular states He expects that states will forfeit their right of representation

8 Complaint/Grievance He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records

9 Meaning # 4 He made it difficult for the colonists to participate in governance

10 Complaint/Grievance He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

11 Meaning # 5 He has forbidden laws to be passed that establish judiciary powers

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

13 Meaning # 6 He has denied judges their independence to make decisions based on case facts and the law alone

14 Complaint/Grievance He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures

15 Meaning # 7 He has forced persons to house military personnel

16 Complaint/Grievance For imposing taxes on us without our Consent

17 Meaning # 8 Taxed citizens without the citizens giving their approval

18 Complaint/Grievance For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury

19 Meaning # 9 Denying those accuse of crimes jury trials under circumstances that the colonists deemed appropriate

20 Complaint/Grievance He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

21 Meaning # 10 Refused to protect the colonists from foreign aggression on colonial lands

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