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1 The Colonists vs. King George III Declaring Independence

2 Vocabulary Words grievance - another word for a complaint oppressed - subject to harsh treatment parliament - the law making body in Great Britain tax - a fee charged by the government on a product unalienable rights - certain rights the government should protect: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

3 Introduction to the Declartion

4 ➔ The colonists felt oppressed by King George III. ➔ KG3 used the colonies as a source of income. This is called mercantilism. ➔ KG3 & Parliament did not allow the colonists to have a political voice. ➔ KG3 taxed the colonists. “Taxation without representation” The colonists frustrations...

5 Too Late to Apologize!!

6 1. Taxation without representation. 2. King George III has absolute power over the colonies. 3. The colonists were not allowed to have a political voice or speak out against King George III. 4. Colonists were forced to “house” troops because of the Quartering Act. Colonial Grievances

7 5. King George III allowed the colonists homes to be searched without a warrant. 6. King George III did not allow the colonists to have a trial by a jury of peers. Colonial Grievances

8 July 1, st Continental Congress met at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Members of the Continental Congress revised the rough draft that was written by Thomas Jefferson. (This took a few days) Declaring Independence

9 July 4, 1776 The Continental Congress officially adopted “The Declaration of Independence.” It would be August 2, 1776 until it was signed. Declaring Independence

10 KG3

11 tyrant - a bullyratify - to approve Patriot - colonist seeking freedom from KG3 & Britain Loyalists - person who wanted to stay loyal to KG3 & Britain during the American Revolution amendment - to change or add to something Constitution - the laws that a country follows Revolution - to overthrow the government Vocabulary

12 Preamble: Why the Continental Congress drew up the Declaration Parts of “The Declaration of Independence”

13 Declaration of Natural Rights Lists certain rights that the government should protect. They are called unalienable rights. Life,Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Parts of “The Declaration of Independence”

14 List of Grievances: The complaints by the colonists against the British government. Colonists singled out King George III. Parts of “The Declaration of Independence”

15 Resolution of Indepdendence by the United States: Declares that the colonies are free and independent states that have to power to make war, form alliances and trade with other countries. Parts of “The Declaration of Independence”

16 gets-a-constitution The Constitution

17 ★ Oldest & Shortest Constitution in the world. ★ Made up of 4400 words, excluding amendments. ★ Pennsylvania was spelled differently on the original document. (Pensylvania) ★ 4 delegates who signed it were born in Ireland. ★ Signed by 39 delegates. ★ 4 LARGE pages long Interesting Facts about The Constitution

18 Unit 2 Vocabulary Test in 5 minutes. Study please!!

19 The Bill of Rights


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