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The Declaration of                Independence•   The Declaration of    Independence was signed on    July 4, 1776.•   The...
Title the next page of your             notebook: The Declaration of Independence     Vocabulary Study Chart• You will be ...
• We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all  men are created equal, that they are endowed  by their Creator with c...
evident• Obvious, clear• Easy or clear to understand
endowed• Given, gifted• To give somebody something they want
unalienable• cannot be taken away
Liberty• Freedom, independence
pursuit• Search, quest, striving, goal, aim,  objective
secure• Protect, Safe• Protected from danger
instituted• begun, founded, established• To start something, to get underway
consent• Permission• To give permission or approval for  something to happen.
alter• A change or adjustment to something
abolish• destroy, terminate, eliminate, extinguish• To put an end to something
Your assignment• Rewrite the paragraph of the  Declaration of Independence that  begins “We hold these truths to be self- ...
• We hold these truths to be self-evident, that  all men are created equal, that they are  endowed by their Creator with c...
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Declaration of Independence

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Declaration of Independence

  1. 1. The Declaration of Independence• The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776.• The main writer was Thomas Jefferson.• The Declaration of Independence was written to tell the world that the United States was now a free and independent county, free from the rule of King George III and Great Britain.• Your assignment follows.
  2. 2. Title the next page of your notebook: The Declaration of Independence Vocabulary Study Chart• You will be Copying vocabulary words from the Declaration of Independence, and then rewriting the paragraph in your own words.
  3. 3. • We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
  4. 4. evident• Obvious, clear• Easy or clear to understand
  5. 5. endowed• Given, gifted• To give somebody something they want
  6. 6. unalienable• cannot be taken away
  7. 7. Liberty• Freedom, independence
  8. 8. pursuit• Search, quest, striving, goal, aim, objective
  9. 9. secure• Protect, Safe• Protected from danger
  10. 10. instituted• begun, founded, established• To start something, to get underway
  11. 11. consent• Permission• To give permission or approval for something to happen.
  12. 12. alter• A change or adjustment to something
  13. 13. abolish• destroy, terminate, eliminate, extinguish• To put an end to something
  14. 14. Your assignment• Rewrite the paragraph of the Declaration of Independence that begins “We hold these truths to be self- evident” in your own words.
  15. 15. • We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

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