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"Train" in this context, means a series of events, in this case, "abuses and usurpations" as cited in the passage of another answerer. A common 18th century usage of "train" was "wagon train," as in a group of wagons pulled by horse that carried food and other supplies for an army. It was only in the 19th century, after the invention of steam engines and ...


According to The Declaration of Independence for Dummies, Part 1, ”But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” can be reworded "in ...


Train had a different meaning before the advent of the rail road. More like a "length of" like the train of a dress. Then a train of cars (railroad train cars) was abbreviated to just train.

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