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Declaration of Independence

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Incarnation Catholic

on 15 December 2015

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Transcript of Declaration of Independence

How do Complaints Address Natural Rights?

The people created checks and balances so no one can create laws
The people did not want to be forced to "house" the military
The people wanted to vote on how they were taxed
In the case of a crime, the people wanted a fair jury trial

Government can deny and protect rights.
Governments are created by people.
Wish to create a government to protect Natural Rights.
The people have a right to change the government if it fails to protect Natural Rights.
They can also alter or abolish the government.
Consent of the Governed - people's consent.
Thomas Jefferson
King George III
"Refused Assent to Laws" - refused to enforce laws
"He has kept among us, in times of peace standing armies" - He has forced military personnel
"For imposing taxes on us without our Consent" - Taxed citizens without the citizens giving their approval
"For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury"
Natural Rights are God given rights {inalienable rights}, Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of happiness.
Supersede legal rights.
By Sean Varao
Wrote the Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence
The Original Declaration of Independence

Natural Rights
Role of Government
Colonists' Complaints
Natural Rights & Government's Role
The Declaration of Independence wasn't written to establish a government, but was written to "declare" what the colonists did not want in their new government. They wanted their Natural Rights back - those inalienable rights (God given)
Pursuit of Happiness
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