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6b declaration of independence

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  • 1. Portsmouth Public Schools
  • 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. Essential Knowledge New political ideas led to a desire for independence and democratic government in the American colonies.
  • 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. Essential Questions What ideas/philosophies about government were expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
  • 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. 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. Key Philosophies in the Declaration of Independence People establish government to protect those rights.
  • 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. 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. 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?