Declaration of IndependencePresentation Transcript
SW evaluate the foundations of American government outlined in the Declaration of Independence in order to create a personal Declaration of Independence.
Warm-Up 1. What does limited government mean? 2. What does social contract mean? 3. What benefit is government supposed to provide to the people according to John Locke?
Objective and Warm-Up
INM: The Declaration of Independence
GP: How to evaluate a Primary Source Document
IP: Evaluating Two Treatises of Government
British Rule of America
King George III viewed American colonies as a source of wealth
Levied taxes on tea, sugar, glass, paper, and other products
Stamp Act of 1765 : Colonists have to pay taxes on almost EVERYTHING
A Lack of Fairness
Thomas Paine argues that Monarchy was a corrupt form of government.
Samuel Adams proposes that America become independent from British rule.
Robert Lee introduces a proposal for independence to the Continental Congress
DO NOT WRITE THIS
The Declaration of Independence
Written by Thomas Jefferson
Based on the theories of John Locke, as well as the Magna Carta
Americans felt they were being wronged by the British Government
Declaration of Independence, part 2
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
GP: The Declaration
The Declaration of Independence is split into ______ different sections.
The sections are:
List of Grievances
three Declaration of Natural Rights Resolution of Independence
GP: The Declaration
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?
You have been split up into groups;
You must listen carefully for your instructions;
You must create your own Declaration of Independence, including:
List and explain 4 unalienable rights;
List of 5 major grievances;
A summary of how you will provide yourself with a high quality education, now that you have separated from the rule of Ms. Nicholson.
Watch the video below for your classwork.
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.
You will have 5 minutes to complete today’s exit slip.
Please only write the letter of your answer in the appropriate blank.
Complete it in silence.
When you are done, carefully check over your answers.
After checking your answers, please begin your homework.