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The Declaration of Independence!

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Rachel Von Holle

on 14 November 2012

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The Declaration of Independence Ch. 4 Sec.2 Page 118 First, let me ask you a question:
-Do you have common sense?
-Do you know what it is? -Written by Thomas Paine in 1776
-He argued that colonists should make their own laws and rules (Q#1)
-Paine represented a COMMON person
-More people began to rise against the king Let's break down the word declaration:
declaration= declare
What do you think "to declare" something means? THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE:
-Written on July 4th 1776 by Thomas Jefferson during the Revolutionary War (Q#2,3,4)
-Finally, the colonies tell the British they are no longer controlling them!-One of the MOST important factors: stated that ALL men are created equal
-This was an idea from the Enlightenment (Q#5) Independence means...colonists want freedom and a government where the people have a voice (Q#6) Does this sound familiar? What are some ways where our government allows people to have a voice? Vote! Women & Men equal REVOLUTIONARY WAR:
-After the war, the colonies got what they always wanted: independence from Britain!

-Britain finally recognized the colonies as their own nation. (Q#8) -Colonists who sided with the British became known as Loyalists, or Tories, because they were seen as traitors. (Q#9)
-During the war, both the colonists and British tried persuading Native Americans to join their armies. (Q#10) Happy Birthday America! Freedom of religion Freedom of speech That song would have never been written if it wasn't for the Declaration of Independence and the colonists breaking away from England!
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