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1) "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."


Which phrase in this passage from the Declaration of Independence directly states the purpose of the document?


1) 

to dissolve the political bands


2) 

to assume among the powers of the earth


3) 

impel them to the separation


4) 

declare the causes



2) "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."


The theme of this passage from the Declaration of Independence is best described as:


1) 

the people must remove any government that destroys rights


2) 

certain truths are easily understood


3) 

life, liberty, and happiness are the most important rights


4) 

new government brings safety and happiness




3) "In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."


These lines from the Declaration of Independence are an example of the use of _______________.


1) 

thesis


2) 

ethos


3) 

purpose


4) 

pathos





4) "as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do."


These lines from the Declaration of Independence are an example of the use of _______________.


1) 

pathos


2) 

theme


3) 

thesis


4) 

ethos




5) "He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. 

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. 

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only."


These lines from the Declaration of Independence are an example of the use of _______________.


1) 

pathos


2) 

theme


3) 

logos


4) 

thesis

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