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Lecture+_16+Revised+Fall+09 - Lecture#16 War,Independence,

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Lecture #16 War, Independence,  and the Making of States and  Unions
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I. The Declaration of Independence  (Sentence #1, a statement of human obligations among  the community of nations) 1. When in the course of human events, it becomes  necessary for one people to dissolve the political  bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the  separate and equal station to which the laws of  nature and of nature's God entitle them,  a decent respect to the opinions of mankind  requires that they should declare the causes  which impel them to the separation. 
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human collectives, and the rights of “the people” to alter  them) 2. 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;  that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just  powers from the consent of the governed;  that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the 
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course HISTORY 7a taught by Professor Einhorn during the Fall '08 term at Berkeley.

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Lecture+_16+Revised+Fall+09 - Lecture#16 War,Independence,

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