The Declaration of The Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms was drawn up by Jefferson and Dickinson in 1775. It justifies as to why the colonies had fought against them in The American Revolutionary War and their complaints on how the colonies are treated. It goes into detail to remark the forceful and ruthless manner Great Britain rules as a sovereign and issues such as taxation wihtout representation and the intolerable acts. Dickinson and Jefferson explain that they do not wish to separate from Great Britain yet, but that the lack of representation in parliament the colonies have is not going to be tolerated any longer. It also depicts the colonies readiness to fight for their freedom and voice in parliament as well as take up arms once more if this issue is not resolved soon.