Declaration of Independence Close-Read Questions
Declaration of Independence Passages
Questions on Reading
When in the Course of human events, it
becomes necessary for one people to
connected them with another, and to
assume among the
of the earth,
the separate and equal station to which the
Laws of Nature
entitle them, a decent respect to the
opinions of mankind requires that they
What is the tone of this text in this
Which words in the text lead
you to that conclusion?
should declare the causes which
them to the separation.
What has “become necessary”?
does this phrase imply about the actions
taken by colonist prior to the
What does labeling the Americans “one
people” and the British “another” say
about their union?
How does the author’s choice of the
words “dissolve” and “separation”
illustrate his point of view regarding the
nature of this disunion?