Effect their safety and happiness 1 what self evident

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effect their Safety and Happiness. 1. What “self-evident” truths does the author identify? 2. How does the author’s choice of the phrases “self-evident” truths and “unalienable rights” affect his argument? 3. Why are “governments instituted among men?” 4. What does “deriving their powers from the consent of the governed” mean?
5. Under what circumstances do the people have the right to “alter or
abolish” their government? 6. According to the author, how should any new government be created? 7. Explain the key point in the author’s argument in this portion of the text. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn , that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations , pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism , it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government,

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