USI.6b: Declaration of Independence

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democratic government

New political ideas led to a desire for independence and a _______________ in the American colonies.

Declaration of Independence

proclaimed independence from Great Britain

natural rights

life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

European philosophers

Key philosophies in the Declaration of Independence were based upon ideas first expressed by ____________

unalienable rights

rights that cannot be taken away

life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness

According to the Declaration, these are unalienable rights

Purpose of government

people establish government to protect their rights

people

government gets its power from the ____________

change a government

people have a right and a duty to ____________ that violates their rights

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