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Declaration of Independence Analysis Use the text found in the Declaration of Independence to answer the following questions. Please explain your answers. 1. Why did Thomas Jefferson write this declaration? Because he wanted to clarify and justify the actions of The Second Continental Congress, which was to assume the powers of an official government. 2. Find the phrase “laws of nature and nature’s God” in this paragraph. What does Jefferson Section Original text What we would say now…... Preamble 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. When people decide as a group to separate from one political process to create a new one, especially when their rights are violated, it is their duty to fully explain why they are separating.
3. Highlight or underline the text above in which Jefferson mentions specific rights 4. How does Jefferson’s description of unalienable rights compare to John Locke’s philosophy

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