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Declaration of independence

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Notes on the Declaration of Independence

Notes on the Declaration of Independence

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    • 1. Declaration of Independence
    • 2. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? • Thomas Jefferson
    • 3. Which philosopher influenced Jefferson when writing the Declaration of Independence? • John Locke
    • 4. What was the purpose of the Declaration? • To explain why the colonists wanted to separate from England
    • 5. The Declaration was influenced by what two documents? • The Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights • Both documents had limited the power of the
    • 6. Who can the idea of natural rights be traced back to? • John Locke • He felt everyone had the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness