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The Declaration of Independence
-The Declaration of Independence was Written in 1776. First Draft: July 2 Final Draft: July 4
When American was young, we were ruled by England’s King George the III
But in July of 1776, leaders from the Americans colonies met to declare we wanted our independence!
They wanted Independence because of certain Right that the king took away like Freedom to self Govern.
They sent a written message to the king, asking for freedoms and the right to rule themselves! King did not Like this.
Several American leaders helped write the Declaration of Independence, like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin…
But the final job was done by Thomas Jefferson of Virginia.
On July 4 th, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to everyone!
American Beliefs • Americans also believe that governments should protect our freedoms (our rights. ) • Americans believe that we are the ones who say what government should do for us…We have the POWER ! • Americans believed that they should be treated equally…
Look at the Declaration • In pairs read at the Declaration of Independence on pg 306 and 307. • Summarize this document. • Find some way to make visually and • Must explain: • Why this was made • Important key points of the Declaration (at least 5 Points) • Some things that the king of England has done to America. ( 5 points ) • What points came from the enlightenment • How does this relate to Locke and Hobbes? (5 points )