This image created by Gregory S. Sorber (gsorber@yahoo.com)The Declaration of Independence Worksheet

Questions

1. When was the Declaration of Independence passed?

2. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

3. What philosopher did Thomas Jefferson borrow many of his ideas from?

4. How do Jefferson's "unalienable rights" compare with the "natural rights" expressed by Locke?

5. According to the Declaration of Independence when is it okay to rebel against a government?

6. List three grievances the colonists make against the King in the Declaration of Independence.

7. According to the Declaration of Independence, how did the colonists try to solve these problems? How were they treated?

8. What does the Declaration say about Parliament?

9. What rights does the Declaration of Independence say the new, independent states have the right to do?

10. How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?


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