Declaration of Independence
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Who wrote the first draft of the Declaration?
    answer choices
    Ben Franklin
    John Hancock
    James Madison
    Thomas Jefferson
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. To whom were the signers writing this "break-up letter"?
    answer choices
    The world
    King George
    George Washington
    No one
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. What are unalienable rights?
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    Rights of this world
    Rights granted by the King
    Rights you have just because you were born
    Rights given in the Constitution
  • Question 4
    45 seconds
    Q. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain ?  , that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
    Which of the following best completes this excerpt?
    answer choices
    unalienable rights
    equalities of opportunity
    duties and responsibilities
    repeated injuries and abuses
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. The Second Continental Congress issued the Declaration of Independence in order to —
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    A  guarantee the individual rights of citizens against government abuse
    A  explain the reasons for the colonists’ separation from Great Britain
    A  create a stronger central government for the thirteen new states
    A  provide a method for territories to become new states
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. 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 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…
    The excerpt above is taken from the - 
    answer choices
    Magna Carta
    Bill of Rights
    Declaration of Independence
    U.S. Constution
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. How are natural rights different from other rights?
    answer choices
    People are born with natural rights.
    People can choose to vote for natural rights.
    Natural rights are given only to citizens.
    Natural rights come from the government.
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. What are the principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
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    All men are created equal, all men have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, government gets its power from the people
    The only rightful purpose of government is to protect our basic rights and having a monarchy is an unnatural way to select a leader
    It needed to be explained and justified to the world why we were declaring our independence from Great Britain.
    King George III created an absolute tyranny and the Declaration of Independence proves that
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. Natural rights mean:
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    rights common to everyone, as opposed to those given by law
    to formally discuss an issue
    freedom from control by another government or country
    a course of action taken by a government
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. Independence means:
    answer choices
    to formally discuss an issue
    freedom from control by another government or country
    a course of action taken by a government
    rights common to everyone, as opposed to those given by law
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