The Declaration Of Independence


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The Declaration Of Independence

  1. 1. The Declaration of Independence
  2. 2. Thomas Jefferson “I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.” - J o h n F. Ke n n e d y, to a g ro u p o f N o b e l
  3. 3. Thomas Jefferson • Author of the Declaration of Independence • Secretary of State under President Washington • Vice President under President J. Adams • 3rd President of the United States • Found the University of Virginia • Acquired the Louisiana Purchase, a vast territory west of the Mississippi, for $15 million dollars in 1803.
  4. 4. “WHEN in the Course of human Events…” The Declaration of Independence
  5. 5. “…we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
  6. 6. Why? Ab ha C rk ra m la Ma wTho n tthe rnto Arthur Mid le n d to Olive W lc tt r o o Be m Fra nja in nklin PhilipLiving to s n Be m Ha o nja in rris n Ric rdHe Le ha nry e Be m Rus nja in h Ric rdSto kto ha c n Butto Gw tt n inne Ro e Mo b rt rris C e a Ro ne asr d y Ro e Tre t P ine b rt a a C rte Bra n a r xto Ro e She a gr rm n C rle C rro ha s a ll Sa ue Ad m m l a s Ed a Rutle g w rd de Sa ue C s m l ha e Elb g Ge rid e rry Sa ue Hunting n m l to Fra isHo kins n nc p o Ste he Ho kins p n p Fra isLe is nc w Tho a He a , J m s yw rd r. Fra isLig o Le nc htfo t e Tho a J ffe o m s e rs n
  7. 7. “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”
  8. 8. He has The Declaration of Independence He has taken refused to away the right approve of representation laws Complaints He has not allowed of the He has prevented governors to approve laws colonists elections against King He has harassed He has dealt George III American citizens unfairly with legislatures He has stopped He has allowed people from soldiers to He has He has coming to disobey the kept He has tried to America laws soldiers in not influence colonist obeyed judges homes Accused the laws colonists of Eliminated crimes they governments didn’t He has tried in the to create commit colonies Eliminated arguments laws in between the colonies certain places He has Did not attacked allow ships at He has trials by He made jury sea, and declared colonists burnt towns Eliminated War on live by legislatures the unjust laws in some colonies colonies He has Taxed and rules captured without sailors and consent He has citizens at transported Stationed sea troops to Stopped Put troops in America to trade with British the world soldiers in the kill citizens fake trials colonies
  9. 9. The Most Important • Which of the complaints do you think are the most important?