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Based the U.S. Government on principles of liberty [freedom] and consent of the governed
All men are created equal
All have unalienable Rights
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Government gets powers from the people
idea that government receives powers from the people Declaration of Independence When a gov’t takes over with military force DEFINITION DRAWING or DESCRIPTION consent of the governed EXAMPLE NON-EXAMPLE
rights that cannot be taken away a right to an education
pursuit of happiness
a right to a Playstation 3 DEFINITION DRAWING or DESCRIPTION unalienable rights EXAMPLE NON-EXAMPLE
Take out your copy of the Declaration of Independence, and assist me in identifying key details
Be prepared to help with filling out the DoI graphic organizer.
U.S. Declaration of Independence 1. Declaration of Natural Rights What are the natural rights? How do we explain them to others? How is government created and ended? Who should always have power?
U.S. Declaration of Independence 2. List of Grievances What problems has the King caused?
U.S. Declaration of Independence 3. Resolution of Independence How did they declare the government will change? What did they want their government to be like? Which government power system does it sound like they wanted?
Homework: Write a M.E.E.A.L. (5 total sentences) format BCR using the following prompt. Read the quotation below from the Declaration of Independence. “ Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” Explain the concept of consent of the governed and its importance in establishing the United States of America. In your response, include the type of government that consent of the governed would promote and why.