1. The Declaration of Independence contributed to the development of democracy by

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.

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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.

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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 North America.
3. adoptions of rules used by the Holy Roman Empire.
4. reflections of the philosophies of the European Enlightenment.

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4.Which fundamental political idea is expressed in the Declaration of
Independence?

1. The government should guarantee every citizen economic security.
2. The central government and state governments should have equal power.
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.

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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 unalienable rights
3. ''. . . deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed . . ."
4. ''. . . governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes . . . "

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