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US History. The Declaration of Independence . The Document. Four Sections: Preamble Introduction to separation Declaration of Natural Rights Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Governments protect those rights Governments that do not protect should be eliminated

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Us history

US History

The Declaration of Independence


The document
The Document

  • Four Sections:

    • Preamble

      • Introduction to separation

    • Declaration of Natural Rights

      • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

      • Governments protect those rights

      • Governments that do not protect should be eliminated

    • List of Grievances

      • Taxes without consent, overriding colony’s charter, and not listening to any complaint

    • Resolution of Independence

      • Institution of the United States

      • 56 men sign the document as representative of the colonies


Vocabulary
Vocabulary

Endowed – provided

Despotism – unlimited power

Usurpations – unjust uses of power

Relinquish – give up

Inestimable – priceless

Annihilation – destruction

Convulsions – violent disturbances

Naturalization of Foreigners – process by which foreign-born persons become citizens

Tenure - term


More vocabulary
More Vocabulary

Quartering – lodging

Render – make

Abdicated – given up

Perfidy – violation of trust

Insurrections – rebellions

Petitioned for redress – asked formally for a correction of wrongs

Unwarrantable jurisdiction – unjustified authority

Consanguinity – originating from the same ancestor

Rectitude - rightness


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