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Chp. 6 Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence
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Who said "Give me liberty, or give me death!"?
Patrick Henry
Who led the Continental (Patriot) Army
George Washington
What did the British see that made them withdrawl from the city of Boston?
Cannons and militiamen surrounding the city
What was the main impact of the document "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine?
It persuaded many colonist that it was time to declare independence.
Why did the colonial leaders send the Olive Branch Petition to King George?
They wanted King George to know that there could be a peaceful end to the conflict in the colonies.
What did the Declaration of Independence try and explain to the colonists?
Why it was time for the colonies to separate from Great Britain.
What three main rights did the Declaration of Independence state that all men (people) should have?
The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
What do we celebrate on July 4, 1776
The day the Declaration of Indepence was approved.
Why was the American Revolution inevitable (going to happen, no matter what)? Why or why not?
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Unalienable
not to be taken away
institute
establish
alter
change
oppression
unjust action - not free to make your own decisions
tyranny
government by an unjust ruler
treason
To betray you government
When the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence what act were they committing?
Treason
If the Continental Army had not won the Revolutionary War what would have happened to the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence?
The would have been tried for treason and been hanged or shot.
Founding Fathers
Those leaders who drafted and signed the documents that the United States government is based on today.
drafted
The beginning writing of any document.
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