Declaration of
Independence
Who wrote the Declaration
   of Independence?


• Thomas
 Jefferson
Which philosopher influenced
   Jefferson when writing the
  Declaration of Independence?




• John Locke
What was the purpose
 of the Declaration?
• To explain why
 the colonists
 wanted to
 separate from
 England
The Declaration was influenced
  by what two documents?
• The Magna
  Carta and the
  English Bill of
  Rights

• Both docu...
Who can the idea of natural
 rights be traced back to?
• John Locke
• He felt everyone
  had the rights to
  life, liberty...
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  • Declaration of independence

    1. 1. Declaration of Independence
    2. 2. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? • Thomas Jefferson
    3. 3. Which philosopher influenced Jefferson when writing the Declaration of Independence? • John Locke
    4. 4. What was the purpose of the Declaration? • To explain why the colonists wanted to separate from England
    5. 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. 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

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