Declaration of Independence

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  • 1. Objective
    • 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?
  • 2. Agenda
    • Objective and Warm-Up
    • INM: The Declaration of Independence
    • Frayer Models
    • GP: How to evaluate a Primary Source Document
    • IP: Evaluating Two Treatises of Government
    • Exit Slip
  • 3. 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
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  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. rights that cannot be taken away a right to an education
    • life
    • liberty
    • pursuit of happiness
    • property
    a right to a Playstation 3 DEFINITION DRAWING or DESCRIPTION unalienable rights EXAMPLE NON-EXAMPLE
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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?
  • 12. U.S. Declaration of Independence 2. List of Grievances What problems has the King caused?
  • 13. 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?
  • 14. Independent Practice
    • 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.
  • 15. Watch the video below for your classwork.
  • 16. 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.
  • 17. Exit Slip:
    • 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.
  • 18. 3, 2, 1, See Ya!
    • What are 3 things that you learned today?
    • What are 2 things that confused you?
    • What is 1 thing you want to know more about?