Declaration of Independence
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Who was the primary writer of the Declaration?
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    Benjamin Franklin
    John Adams
    George Washington
    Thomas Jefferson
  • Question 2
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    Q. What date was the Declaration of Independence signed?
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    July 4, 2004
    July 4, 1776
    January 1, 1776
    June 19, 1986
  • Question 3
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    Q. Who was Thomas Jefferson referring to when he stated, "All men are created equal"?
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    All men
    Everyone
    White, male landowners
    Any white man
  • Question 4
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    Q. What are the three rights that Thomas Jefferson says all men are born with?
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    Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness
    peace, love, harmony
    life, love, freedom of religion
    voting, taxes, and having a job
  • Question 5
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    Q. What is another word for grievances?
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    happiness
    complaints
    abolish
    inalienable
  • Question 6
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    Q. Who was directly addressed in the Declaration of Independence?
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    King George III
    George Washington
    King Phillip of France
    no one
  • Question 7
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    Q. According to the declaration, what does a country have the right to do if a government is not protecting the people's rights?
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    alter it
    abolish it
    do nothing
    both alter or abolish
  • Question 8
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    Q. What is the purpose of a government?
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    To make laws
    To protect the rights of the people
    To impose taxes
    To write long documents
  • Question 9
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    Q. What does the phrase "to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers form the consent of the governed" mean?
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    Government is created by the people and should be for the people
    Government is made by the people to make new laws
    Government has absolutely no power
    Government is an institution
  • Question 10
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    Q. What does the word abolish mean?
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    To create
    To begin something
    To change
    To end or get rid of
  • Question 11
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    Q. What committee officially signed the Declaration of Independence? 
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    Stamp Act Congress
    Continental Congress
    Sons of Liberty
    British Parliament
  • Question 12
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    Q. What did the declaration of independence NOT include?
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    List of grievances
    preamble
    56 signatures of Congress members
    George Washington's signature
  • Question 13
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    Q. What is considered the fundamental principle of American government?
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    Everyone has rights
    Everyone should vote
    All men are created equal
    All men are not equal
  • Question 14
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    Q. What did the final part of the declaration include?
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    A formal declaration
    reasons for wanting to be independent and free
    complaints to the King
    list of things the King ignored
  • Question 15
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    Q. Which part of the Declaration of Independence supports the ideas of our government that rights are not given to men by their government but are inherent and undeniable?
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     All men are created equal
    They are endowed by their creator by certain inalienable rights
    To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers
    Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to alter of to abolish it.
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