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Declaration of independence

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Declaration of independence

  1. 1. America’s New Government From 13 British Colonies To The 13 United States of America
  2. 2. 1776 <ul><li>The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson with the aid and consent of the Continental Congress. </li></ul><ul><li>Included in this Congress were Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. </li></ul><ul><li>The Declaration of Independence would declare the official separation from the British empire and announce the existence of the newly founded United States of America. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Declaration of Independence… <ul><li>Would declare that “all men are created equal…” </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Declaration of Independence… <ul><li>Would declare that “all men are created equal…” </li></ul><ul><li>While written in a room with no women. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Declaration of Independence… <ul><li>Would declare that “all men are created equal…” </li></ul><ul><li>While written in a room with no women… </li></ul><ul><li>By men who owned slaves. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Declaration of Independence… <ul><li>Would also declare that man had natural rights which should not be violated by other men. </li></ul><ul><li>Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness were these rights. </li></ul>
  7. 7. In The Declaration of Independence… <ul><li>Thomas Jefferson made sure to include the right of the people to overthrow and replace a government if it does not meet the needs of the people. </li></ul><ul><li>The founders of this country believed that government should serve the people, not the other way around. </li></ul><ul><li>Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness should be protected by the government and never violated. </li></ul>

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