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illustrate his point of view regarding the nature of this disunion? 5. What “entitled” Americans to claim this separation? How does this justification affect their case for independence? We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed , -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. 6. What “self-evident” truths does the author identify? 7. How does the author’s choice of the phrases “self-evident” truths and “unalienable rights” affect his argument? 8. Why are “governments instituted among men?” 9. What does “deriving their powers from the consent of the governed” mean? 10. Under what circumstances do the people have the right to “alter or abolish” their government? 11. According to the author, how should any new government be created?

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