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6b declaration of independence

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SOL USI.6b updated for 2008

SOL USI.6b updated for 2008

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  • 1. SOL USI.6b The Declaration of Independence Lisa Pennington Social Studies Instructional Specialist 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?