Declaration of Independence & 2
Treatise of Civil Government
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, by Thomas Jefferson (1776)
Before reading, answer the following questions
What individual rights should a government protect for its people?
What should a government provide for its people?
How should the people hold their government accountable?
What do you think Jefferson was referring to when he uses the phrase, “Laws of Nature
and Nature’s God”?
Summarize Jefferson’s opening statement.
What three rights are described as unalienable?