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1 Declaration of Independence Social Studies PRIDE Lesson Tuesday

2 Purpose for Declaration of Independence Learning Target: I CAN explain the purpose for writing the Declaration of Independence. 1.On a sheet of paper write your name at the top. 2.Write your social studies teacher name 3.Copy down the Learning Target at the top of the paper

3 Purpose for Declaration of Independence 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 among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Excerpt from Declaration of Independence July 4 th, 1776 What is the meaning of this excerpt? What are inalienable rights? Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness Where do these ideas come from? Why did Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence? Class Discussion on possible answers to these questions.

4 Purpose for Declaration of Independence 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 among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Excerpt from Declaration of Independence July 4 th, 1776 What is the meaning of this excerpt? All men/women born with rights What are inalienable rights? Government should protect Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness Where do these ideas come from? John Locke and Enlightenment Period Why did Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence? To state the reasons for United States declaring freedom from the British Possible Answers

5 Purpose for Declaration of Independence Learning Target: I CAN explain the purpose for writing the Declaration of Independence. *Complete the Learning Target on your paper. The purpose for writing the Declaration of Independence was …

6 Grievances in Declaration of Independence Learning Target: I CAN identify the grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence and describe how the Bill of Rights addresses the grievances by matching grievances to the Amendments. 1.Copy down the next Learning Target at the place you are at on your paper.

7 Grievance - a real or imagined wrong or other cause for complaint or protest, especially unfair treatment. Grievances in Declaration of Independence

8 Look at the grievance below in the Declaration of Independence. Summarize it on your paper. “For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:” Which Amendment protects us today from this? Write it next to the grievance.

9 Grievances in Declaration of Independence Look at the grievance below in the Declaration of Independence. Summarize it on your paper. “For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences” Which Amendment protects us today from this? Write it next to the grievance.

10 Grievances in Declaration of Independence Look at the grievance below in the Declaration of Independence. Summarize it on your paper. “For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:” Which Amendment protects us today from this? Write it next to the grievance.

11 Grievances in Declaration of Independence Look at the grievance below in the Declaration of Independence. Summarize it on your paper. “Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. “ Which Amendment protects us today from this? Write it next to the grievance.

12 Grievances in Declaration of Independence Look at the grievance below in the Declaration of Independence. Summarize it on your paper. “He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.” Which Amendment protects us today from this? Write it next to the grievance.

13 Grievances in Declaration of Independence Possible Answers “For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:” 3 rd Amendment Forbids forced Quartering of Troops. “For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences” 5 th Amendment guarantees Fair Trial “For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:” 7 th Amendment guarantees choice to a Jury Trial “Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. “ 1 st Amendment Freedom of Petition “He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.” 1 st Amendment allows Freedom of Assembly

14 Purpose for Declaration of Independence Learning Target: I CAN identify the grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence and describe how the Bill of Rights addresses the grievances by matching grievances to the Amendments. *Complete the Learning Target on your paper. The grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence are addressed by the Bill of Rights because…


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