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?
2. Find the phrase “laws of nature and nature’s God” in this paragraph. What does Jefferson
mean by this phrase and why did that entitle Americans to claim separation?
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 of