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The Declaration of Independence was based on the ideas of the
a) Enlightenment
b) Romantic Era
c) Renaissance
d) Age of Exploration

According to the Declaration of Independence, governments are established to
a) protect the nation from invasion
b) provide a system of checks and balances
c) protect the natural rights of citizens
d) guarantee voting rights for all citizens

The primary purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to
a) establish a basic set of laws for the United States
b) strengthen colonial ties with England
c) demand freedom of speech and of the press
d) state the reasons for the American Revolution

The principles of government that Thomas Jefferson included in the Declaration of Independence were most influenced by
a) John Locke's social contract theory
b) Adam Smith's ideas of free enterprise
c) Louis XIV's belief in divine right
d) William Penn's views on religious toleration

In writing the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson was influenced most by John Locke's idea of
a) due process of law
b) natural rights
c) the rights of the accused
d) the right to privacy

One of the principles stated in the Declaration of Independence is that government should
a) guarantee economic equality among citizens
b) have unlimited power to rule the people
c) be based upon the consent of the governed
d) be led by educated citizens

Which document included John Locke's idea that people have the right to overthrow an oppressive government?
a) Mayflower Compact
b) Northwest Ordinance
c) Declaration of Independence
d) Bill of Rights

The Declaration of Independence has had a major influence on peoples throughout the world because it
a) guarantees universal suffrage
b) establishes a basic set of laws for every nation
c) provides justification for revolting against unjust governments
d) describes the importance of a strong central government

A major argument for American independence found in the Declaration of Independence was that the British
a) stopped participating in the slave trade
b) refused to sell products to Americans
c) deprived Americans of the natural rights
d) censored American representatives in Parliament

John Locke's theory of natural rights, as reflected in the Declaration of Independence, states that
a) government is the source of all individual rights
b) power should be concentrated in the monarchy
c) power to govern belongs to the people
d) individual liberties are best protected by a strong government

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