6b declaration of independence

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6b declaration of independence

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

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