Declaration Of American Independence

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In the next sentence the Declaration tells what powers are necessary to secure these rights. What are these powers, and where does the Declaration say they come from? The just powers come from man and must be protected by man 3. The next sentence is the longest one in the whole document. It is the main premise in the argument. It states the purpose of the Declaration and why certain actions are about to be taken. In referring to the Thirteen Colonies the Declaration says "it is their right, it is their duty". What right and duty does the document have in mind? It means that it is the right and duty of the citizens to change or abolish the government that is not protecting the people’s rights 4. In the rest of the…show more content…
The next 16 paragraphs detail a list of at least 26 specific abuses committed by the King against the people of the colonies. Name at least FIVE and tell how you think those abuses might have resulted in some of the rights listed in the First Ten Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. (These 10 Amendments are called the "Bill of Rights". Read them on page A-16 in the APPENDIX. "He has dissolved Representtative Houses repeatedly..his invasions on the rights of the people" I believe this is why the 4th admendment came about because there were unlawful search and siezures that may have crippled many people's lives. "He has refused his assent to Laws..for the public good" I believe this is why the 1st amendment was created, because they king didn't do anything for the public good or for thier rights to practice whatever religion they wanted and to have free will to speak whatever was on thier mind without being punished for it. Also for the 9th amendment because that one states that the rights in the constitution should not be denied of construed. "He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the civil…show more content…
6. In the next two paragraphs (second and third from the last) the Declaration describes the responses the colonists have made to these abuses. What were these responses, and how did the British representatives in the colonies receive them? The colonists wrote petitions and fought back 7. The final paragraph presses home the conclusion of the Declaration and the actions thus taken by the colonies. To what authority(ies) does the Declaration appeal in order to justify becoming "Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown"? It appeals to the authority of Great Britain and establishes that political connection be totally dissolved 8. What is the final "pledge" the Signors make to support the Declaration? (Last sentence.) Do you know of anyone today who has (or is) making such a pledge? If so, for what purpose are they making such a pledge? "we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred Honor" Not many pledges like that our made today. I can only maybe relate it to the

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