the place where the Continental Congress met to debate the Declaration of Independence
the original writer (drafter) of the Declaration of Independence
the date the Declaration of the Independence was approved by the colonies
July 4, 1776
Thomas Jefferson wanted to abolish (get rid of) it in the Declaration of Independence; was not approved by the rest of the committee; so slavery continued.
the Declaration of Independence inspired the French Revolution, Emancipation Proclamation, Civil Rights Movement, and Women's Movement.
are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Three basic Human Rights
a government where the people rule
What to do when you don't like what the government is doing?
When the government becomes abusive, people have the right and duty to (Throw off) that government
Complains the colonies had of King George III:
1. he (Dissolved) their legislature; 2.he (Obstructed) justice; 3.he (deprived) them of trial by jury;and 4.he waged (war) against them
The colonist claimed that the British people were?
deaf to the voice of justice
The Declaration of Independence declared the colonies?
We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness
break away from; to end a previous relationship
to have a right
the act of holding down people through cruel uses of power
to ask for something
to search for;chase
a harsh or cruel absolute ruler
cannot be taken away
the money a government collects from taxes
Imposed the first direct tax on the colonies
when the colonists dumped British tea in the Boston harbor to protest taxes