US History Declaration of Independence

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Prohibitory Act

states that England officially recognizes the colonies to be in rebellion and that they will take all steps necessary to bring the traitors to justice

petition

Colonists sends of a ___as one last try to negotiate with the British and get an answer 6 weeks later.

Hessian Mercenaries

George the III hired 10,000 ___ _____ to put the rebellion down.

differences

1776 - the ____ between the British and the colonies are getting bigger.

Thomas Paine

is a rebel and writes a pamphet called Common Sense which was issued in January

Common sense

said that the Americans owed no allegiance to either the Parliament or the King; 500,000 copies were cold.

Continental Congress

___ ___ was running the colonies like an independent country.

unanimous

in order to declare for independence the decision must be ______

foreign

if the colonies do not declare their independence, then England had a right to put the colonists to death if they captured them because they were not a ____ country

Committee of Five men

The Congress creates a _____ _____ _____ ____ who were now in charge of writing the Declaration of Independence

john adams

was originally supposed to write the Declaration of Independence; asked jefferson to do if because he was ten times the writer than he was and that people would vote against it because they didnt like him,

Jefferson

was a slave owner but disagreed with slavery; wrote a paragraph in the Declaration that Slavery should be abolished.

Ben Franklin

Jefferson asked ___ ___ for advice because not all of the states agreed to these terms; he told Jefferson to take the paragraph out about slavery and worry about it another time.

Civil War

If the paragraph about slavery stayed in the Declaration of Independence the ____ ____ could have been avoided

3 parts

the best way to look at the Declaration of Independence was to split it up into ___ _____

Preamble, Body, Conclusion

the three parts of the Declaration of Independence

Preamble

the intro - the philosophical reasons for independence

Body

list of complaints the colonists had with the English

Conclusion

the declaration of independence itself.

purpose

in this document you can see that the Committee of five had a ______ to every part.

preamble

Jefferson tried to explain as best he can the philosophical principles of the war and of the DOI

life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

what Jefferson said that every human being had the right to (natural rights) ; was also inspired by John Locke.

government

Jefferson goes on to explaining that the _____ is supposed to care for its people.

British Government

Then goes on to say that the _____ ___ was violating the natural rights of the colonists.

abolish

a government is supposed to work for its people and if the government fails to properly work for its people then the people are allowed to ____ the government.

Body

the list of complaints against england and targets King George the III

Conclusion

the actual declaration - jefferson says that they are leaving the british and they are declaring themselves as the united states of america

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