Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence is most like a what?
A treaty that ended the revolutionary war and recognized American independence. (Ben Franklin was part of the negotiations!)
OLIVE BRANCH PETITION
DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE
THE TREATY of PARIS
What was the Declaration of Independence all about?
For America and Britain to become allies
For Britain to become part of Germany
To proclaim that America's 13 Colonies were no longer part of the British Empire
For America to take over Britain
I, as a member of a ....., fought for either the Colonies or the British to receive freedom.
Daughters of Liberty
According to Jefferson, the power to rule comes from
What document will give Englishmen rights and also for the very first time, make the king follow the rules?
Charters of the Virginia Company of London
Declaration of Rights
Political authority that directed the struggle for independence beginning in 1775.
First Continental Congress
Second Continental Congress
Articles of Confederation
Committees of Correspondence
Why did Thomas Jefferson say that King George III was an unfit ruler?
He denied the colonists their rights.
He was not born in Great Britain
He was not elected by Parliament
He lived far away from the colonies.
What was a Minuteman?
a colonist who delivered messages from town to town
a Loyalist that fought for the king
a member of the Second Continental Congress
a Patriot volunteer who was paid and trained to be ready to fight at a minute's notice
When deciding whether or not to break away from the British, the colonists split into what 2 groups?
Kings & Queens
Patriots & Loyalists
Redcoats & Patriots
British & Americans
There are 10 questions to complete.