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Who is the Primary author of the declaration of independence?
Thomas Jefferson
Part 3 of Declaration of Independence contained a list of...
Complaints
How many committee members were appointed to draft the declaration of independence?
5
The declaration of independence states that all people are created equal...... true or false?
False
John Locke Jean Jaques and -------- were key philosophers that influenced jefferson
Thomas Hobbes
George Washington was a member of the committee of 5....true or false?
False
John Locke was a member of the committee of 5......true or false?
False
John Adams was a member of the Committee of 5... true or false?
True
How many signers were on the Declaration of Independence?
56
Rights that cannot be taken away are called....
Unalienable
Self evident means...
Obvious
To impel is to
Urge someone to do something
The first part of the declaration of independence states....
The purpose
To obtain something from a specific source
Derived
A formal written request
Petition
To change something from its original condition
Alter
The Declaration of independence was officially ratified on...
July 4 ,1776
Rights that are not able to be taken away from you
Unalienable rights
List the members of the above group assigned to write the Declaration of Independence.
John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert R. Livingston, Roger Sherman
The principle that the authority of a state (country) and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives, who are the source of all political power.
Popular Sovereignty
An agreement made with a community or government to secure mutual protection of rights and well being.
Social Contract
Rights that people have under natural law (rights at birth) such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness
Natural Rights
The duty of the people of a nation to overthrow a government that acts against their common interests and/or threatens the safety of the people without probable cause.
Right to Revolution
What is the 2nd part of the Declaration of Independence?
A theory of good government and individual
What is the 4th part of the Declaration of Independence?
The Actual Declaration
When something of importance is granted or given to someone.
Endowed
When something is established, started, or set into motion.
Instituted
To give permission for something to happen.
Consent
The right to freedom.
Liberty
The illegal or wrongful seizure of something or illegally taking away something from another person
Usurpations
A reference to "the people."
the governed
To terminate something or to bring it to an end.
Abolish
A ruler or government who is cruel, harsh or brutal in their treatment of the people.
Tyranny
Having control over someone else. A prolonged treatment of cruelty of someone or something.
Oppression
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