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2.01 Revolutionary Ideas: Assessment

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Slide 1
Mahaila Burgess
June 10th 2015
Ms. Olevitch
Declaration of Independence

2.01 Revolutionary Ideas: Assessment
Slide 2
Declaration of Independence

The colonists wanted to gain freedom from Great Britain’s King George III because the colonists had enough of the heavy taxes and restrictive government persecuted by Great Britain. On July 4th 1774, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. The purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to formally be independent from Great Britain.

Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in three parts;
1. Introduction and beliefs – provides reasons to why the colonists are breaking away from Great Britain and describes colonists’ beliefs about government.
2. List of grievance - listing the 29 complaints against King George III.
3. Formal Declaration – the colonies declared themselves free, and independent states, and would govern themselves.

Slide 3
Popular Sovereignty

In the Declaration of Independence popular sovereignty was reflected in the quotes below:

“He Has refused for long time, after such dissolutions to cause others to be elected.”

"In free governments, the rulers are the servants and the people their superiors and sovereigns."

The first principle Popular Sovereignty is reflected within the Declaration of Independence. Popular sovereignty means that the people power the government by electing government leaders to represent the people of this nation and making government decisions. Once the people elect a leader they do not have the power to remove the leader from their government positions and replace them with a new leader.



Slide 4
Social Contract

In the Declaration of Independence social contract was reflected in the quotes below:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

"That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government."
The purpose of government is outlined in the Social Contract Theory. The Social Contract Theory is the people consent government authority to protect their rights. The Declaration of Dependence states that no man’s rights can be taken away but if they are people have the right to put an end to the government and make a new one.

Slide 5
Natural and Individual Rights

In the Declaration of Independence natural and individual rights was reflected in the quote below:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Natural and individual rights also outline the purpose of government that the people consent government authority to protect their rights and no man’s rights can be taken away. John Locke outlined the natural rights as, "Life, Liberty, and Estate". Jon Locke used estate as one of the natural rights to clarify that individuals have the right to make their own particular living and to accommodate their own particular needs. When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence he explain more on the last right that John Locke stated “Estate”. Instead of using estate, Jefferson wrote pursuit of happiness” because being able to manage the cost of owning property is not generally the situation for a few individuals and it is not guaranteed.

Thomas Paine wrote the pamphlet Common Sense to convince American colonists to support the idea of independence. You should now understand the relationship between political principles and the Declaration of Independence. Use the information you learned in the lesson to create your own modern day Common Sense pamphlet that explains how the Declaration of Independence upholds the principles of popular sovereignty, social contract, and natural and individual rights.

Steps
1 Use this Pamphlet Template or a Web 2.0 tool to create your six-panel pamphlet.

2 There are many 21st century tools available for creating and submitting your work in the online environment. For more information on the tools your school uses, contact your teacher or visit the Web 2.0 tools area of your course.

3 The first panel should be the title panel. Include your name, date, instructor, and a title for the pamphlet.

4 On the second panel, write a one-paragraph overview of the Declaration of Independence. Be sure to describe its purpose and how the document is structured.

5 On panels three, four, and five, you will explain the principles of popular sovereignty, social contract, and natural and individual rights. Each panel should include a well-written paragraph that explains how the Declaration of Independence reflects a principle. Use at least one quote from the Declaration of Independence that illustrates the principle, for each of these panels (three quotes total). For example, if you chose to focus on the principle of popular sovereignty for panel three in your pamphlet, then that panel will include a quote from the Declaration of Independence that illustrates the principle of popular sovereignty and one well-written paragraph that explains how the Declaration of Independence reflects the principle of popular sovereignty.

6 On the final panel, write one paragraph to explain whether or not you think the Declaration of Independence upholds the political principles Americans value. To guide your evaluation, consider these questions. Does the Declaration of Independence reflect all the important principles you learned about in the lesson? Did the writers of the Declaration of Independence accomplish their goals? If you had been an American colonist, would you have supported the Declaration of Independence? Why or why not?


Assessment
Slide 6
I believe the Declaration of Independence upholds the political principles Americans value. I would have supported the Declaration of Independence because it would separate America from King George III allowing people power the government by electing government leaders to represent the people of this nation and making government decisions to protect their rights. However, there’s on point I would have not supported. The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” It should be “all people are created equal” because “all men are equal” refers to men only, which doesn’t allow women to gain the natural rights “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Overall, I would have supported the Declaration of Independence.
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