Declaration of Independence: Student Worksheet Answer the following questions using the Declaration of Independence



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Declaration of Independence: Student Worksheet
Answer the following questions using the Declaration of Independence.


  1. What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence? (Paragraph 1)



  1. Identify the three natural or unalienable rights of individuals (written in the 1776 context as men) as stated in the Declaration of Independence? (Paragraph 2)

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  1. According to the Declaration of Independence, from whom do governments get their power? (Paragraph 2)




  1. According to the Declaration of Independence, what should people do when the government abuses its power? (Paragraph 2)




  1. List 10 of the grievances by colonist that are identified in the Declaration of Independence. (Hint: There are a total of twenty-eight.)




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  1. What did the signers of the Declaration of Independence want to do?




  1. What was the compact or pledge of the signers?




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