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The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence


History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools: From Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (3.4.3)

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The Declaration as a primary document, featured here.

Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson all outlining the Declaration, as depicted in this here.

A video about an event that predated the signing of the Declaration.

The "Big Question"

After answering all of the quiz questions, use at least two of the sources to answer the following question in a four to five-sentenced paragraph on Microsoft Word.  Save your answer to a file including your name and the title "Big Question," and upload your answer onto Blackboard.

What had caused the Founding Fathers to advocate for the independence of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain?