Declaration of Independence Study Guide

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many colonies were against British rule
13 Colonies
the place where the Continental Congress met to debate the Declaration of Independence
Independence Hall
the original writer (drafter) of the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson
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.
Slavery
the Declaration of Independence inspired the French Revolution, Emancipation Proclamation, Civil Rights Movement, and Women's Movement.
Inspiration
are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Three basic Human Rights
a government where the people rule
Democracy
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?
free, independent
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
Central Verse
loyalty
Allegiance
trade
Commerce
permission
Consent
break away from; to end a previous relationship
Dissolve
to have a right
Entitle
the act of holding down people through cruel uses of power
Oppression
to ask for something
Petition
to search for;chase
Pursuit
clearly understood
Self-evident
a harsh or cruel absolute ruler
Tyrant
cannot be taken away
Unalienable
the money a government collects from taxes
Revenue
Imposed the first direct tax on the colonies
Stamp Act
when the colonists dumped British tea in the Boston harbor to protest taxes
Boston Tea Party
an agreement not to use British goods
Embargo
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