British reaction to the demands of American colonists led to our Declaration of Independence.
The philosophical argument of natural rights was used to justify the colonies' independence.
- natural rights
- life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
- benign governments
- abuses and usurpations
Performance objectives -- this lesson focuses on developing skills at:
- Comparing opposing points of view on natural rights
- Analyzing the essential concepts of the Declaration of Independence
- Writing an essay reacting to the Declaration from the British viewpoint
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