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USI.6b: Declaration of Independence

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
government gets its power from the ____________
change a government
people have a right and a duty to ____________ that violates their rights