The Declaration of Independence Essay

696 Words Nov 15th, 2008 3 Pages
1.Under what conditions may a people alter or abolish their government? People may abolish their government in the event that, their rights are violated by the government. When the government how to much power and the people no longer feel safe, then we may take action and alter or abolish the government.

2. Why does Jefferson consider King George a tyrant? Jefferson considers King George a tyrant because he is unjust, selfish, and uses his power without consideration for the people. He commits numerous acts without the peoples consent. This is not a democracy, this is tyranny.

Questions for critical reading

1. What laws of nature does Jefferson refer to in paragraph 1? When Jefferson speaks of laws of nature he is
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In this sentence those key terms sound bold, when they are read they almost stand out.

5. Which causes in paragraphs 3 through 29 are the most serious? Are any trivial? Which ones are serious enough to cause a revolution? I believe that the following are a few that are serious:
“He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good”
“ He has made judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries”
“For imposing taxes on us without our consent”
“ For suspending our own legislature, and declaring themselves invested with Power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. I don’t believe that any of these should be considered trivial. A tyrant is in no way a good ruler. Any actions they take are not trivial. I believe that the following are serious enough to cause a revolution:
“ He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislature.”
“For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us”
“ He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.”

6.What do you consider the most graceful question in the entire Declaration? Where is it placed in the Declaration? What purpose does it serve there? I think that the most graceful sentence in the Declaration is “We who hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed

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