Unalienable Rights: Definition & Examples


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What defines unalienable rights?

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1. Which movement helped create the concept of unalienable rights?

2. Which of these was NOT a focus of the Enlightenment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet duo is designed to gauge your understanding of the rights that every human believes he or she possesses. You will be quizzed on the historical development and influences impacting the creation of this concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To demonstrate proficiency of this topic, you will need to be familiar with:

  • The definition of unalienable rights
  • Which historical movement began the discussion of unalienable rights
  • Focuses of the Enlightenment period
  • An early American document addressing the concept of unalienable rights
  • The part of the U.S. Constitution this concept influenced

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on unalienable rights
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Enlightenment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify American documents addressing unalienable rights

Additional Learning

Learn more about these types of rights with the lesson titled Unalienable Rights: Definition & Examples. This lesson contains:

  • An overview of rights that people expect to have
  • Details about the change of thoughts and traditions during the Enlightenment
  • The names of key figures who emerged during the Enlightenment
  • Information about the impact of unalienable rights on the American colonies and how they were addressed