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The Declaration of Independence states that the government receives its power from the _____ of the governed.

Massachusetts

The 1st battle of the American Revolution/ Revolutionary War took place in __ at Lexington and Concord.

The Declaration of Independence

What document is really a letter to King George III and the rest of the world explaining why the American colonies should be a free nation?

They had to cover the costs of ruling French territory in North America, and to pay off the heavy war debts.

Why did Great Britain place steep taxes on the American colonies?

Thomas Jefferson

Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?

George Washington

Who was the very famous American from Virginia that did not sign the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Paine, it said the colonies should struggle from freedoma and revolt away from King George.

Who wrote common sense and what did it say the colonies should do?

restricted the colinists rights, including the right to trial by jury. They also allowed British soldiers to search and move into colonists homes.

What rights did the Intolerable Acts take away?

July 4, 1776

When was the Declaration of Independence signed?

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