Declaration of Independence Primary Source Questions
July 4, 1776
- What does the Declaration say is the purpose of a government?
- Based on how it is used, what do you think is the meaning of an unalienable right?
- Who do you think the authors intended their audience to be?
- Was the Declaration the first time the colonists relayed their grievances to the British King and Parliament? Explain your reasoning for thinking this way.
- What do you think is the general attitude of the document?