6b declaration of independence

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6b declaration of independence

  1. 1. Portsmouth Public Schools
  2. 2. Key Words Unalienable rights: rights that cannot be taken away Inherent: natural; rights people are born with Derive: to come from The English Bill of Rights of 1689: made Parliament more powerful than the English king. All new taxes had to be approved by Parliament first.
  3. 3. Essential Knowledge New political ideas led to a desire for independence and democratic government in the American colonies.
  4. 4. Essential Knowledge The Declaration of Independence proclaimed independence from England. It stated that people have natural (inherent) rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  5. 5. Essential Questions What ideas/philosophies about government were expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
  6. 6. Key Philosophies in the Declaration of Independence Key philosophies in the Declaration of Independence were based upon ideas first expressed by European philosophers. http://csmh.pbwiki.com/f/John%20Locke.jpg
  7. 7. Key Philosophies in the Declaration of Independence People have certain “unalienable rights” to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. (Unalienable rights are rights that cannot be taken away.)
  8. 8. Key Philosophies in the Declaration of Independence People establish government to protect those rights.
  9. 9. Key Philosophies in the Declaration of Independence Government derives power from the people. http://bloggingfingers.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/crowds_of_people.jpg
  10. 10. Key Philosophies in the Declaration of Independence People have a right and a duty to change a government that violates their rights. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/20/world/asia/20korea.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
  11. 11. Think About It… How do people in the United States show the government they are not happy? Why do you think the philosophies in the Declaration of Independence are important?

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