English 3

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Which statement best describes the historical significance of the Declaration of Independence?
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It describes why the colonists wanted to be free from Britain and what led to their decision to fight against British rule.
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In the introduction of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson explains the way a government should function. In the body of the document,
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he illustrates how the king of England is not living up to these expectations.
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Which best describes how Jefferson organizes his argument in the body of the Declaration of Independence?
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by listing the ways in which the King of England has oppressed the colonists
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Which best describes the structure of the Declaration of Independence?
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introduction and thesis โ€บ list of reasons why the British government is oppressive โ€บ conclusion that the colonies must separate
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Which of the following is a central idea in the conclusion of the Declaration of Independence?
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The colonists have the right to separate from Britain's oppressive rule.
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"Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States." Which statement best describes the excerpt?
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This is the minor premise of the Declaration of Independence.
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Jefferson begins the introduction to the Declaration of Independence by stating his major premise and giving examples, and then explains
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the relationship between the colonies and Britain.
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"We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends." Which best describes the colonists' view of their relationship with the British government?
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The colonists have demanded fair treatment from the British government many times, and they believe separating from Britain is their last resort.
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How does Jefferson support his major premise in the body of the Declaration of Independence?
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He lists the abuses the colonies have suffered under British rule.
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"[The king] has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions." Which best describes the colonists' attitude toward American Indians?
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fearful and mistrusting
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Which best describes the conclusion of the Declaration of Independence?
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The colonies are no longer loyal to Britain's tyrannical rule.
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The government of England is subjecting the American colonists to laws that take away their unalienable rights. This statement is the Declaration of Independence's
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minor premise.
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Based on the Declaration of Independence, which statement best describes the founding fathers' view on the role of government?
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Government is necessary in any society to protect the rights of the citizens.