The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy


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Why was it unusual that the first draft of the Declaration opposed slavery?

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1. How did the principle of the consent of the governed impact the Declaration of Independence?

2. Which of the following is correct regarding the Declaration of Independence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combination will display your knowledge of the Declaration of Independence. Areas of emphasis on the test include the first draft and parts that were removed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Enlightenment principles
  • Who created the first draft of the Declaration
  • Concept that was removed from the Declaration

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Declaration of Independence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ideas removed from the Declaration
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Enlightenment principles and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To understand more, review the lesson The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The Continental Congress vote in favor of independence
  • The text of the document
  • Influence of John Locke
  • How the Declaration sparked ideas of independence across the world