1. The Declaration of Independence contributed to the development of
1. rejecting Parliamentís stamp tax.
2. allowing women to take part in government.
3. suggesting that people are the source of power.
4. demanding an end to salutary neglect.
2.According to the Declaration of Independence, the people have the
right to alter or abolish a government if that government
1. is a limited monarchy.
2. violates natural rights.
3. becomes involved in entangling alliances.
4. favors one religion over another.
3."We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created
equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable
rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
This quotation is evidence that some of the basic ideas in the Declaration
of Independence were
1. imitations of the principles underlying most European
governments of the 1700's.
2. adaptations of the laws of Spanish colonial governments in
3. adoptions of rules used by the Holy Roman Empire.
4. reflections of the philosophies of the European Enlightenment.
4.Which fundamental political idea is expressed in the Declaration of
1. The government should guarantee every citizen economic security.
2. The central government and state governments should have
3. If the government denies its people certain basic rights, that
government can be overthrown.
4. Rulers derive their right to govern from God and are therefore
bound to govern in the nationís best interest.
5. Which phrase from the Declaration of Independence most clearly
reflects the idea that the people are the source of government?
1. ". . . that all men are created equal, . . .''
2. ''. . . all men are . . . endowed by their Creator with certain
3. ''. . . deriving their just powers from the consent of the
governed . . ."
4. ''. . . governments long established should not be changed for
light and transient causes . . . "