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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 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 1. What is the tone of this text in this passage? Which words in the text lead you to that conclusion?
should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 2. What has “become necessary”? What does this phrase imply about the actions taken by colonist prior to the declaration?
3. What does labeling the Americans “one people” and the British “another” say about their union?
4. How does the author’s choice of the words “dissolve” and “separation” illustrate his point of view regarding the nature of this disunion?

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