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JamenS

  • 2 years ago

Which one of the following ideas is not found in the Declaration of Independence? -All people have unalienable rights. -The government should protect people’s unalienable rights. -If the government does not protect people’s unalienable rights, then the people have a right to overthrow the government and form their own country. -The government gives people their rights.

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  1. LovelyLucifer
    • 2 years ago
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    The Declaration of Independence can be divided into four main parts. The first part is an introduction that states the purpose of the document, which was to explain why the American people were declaring independence from the government of Great Britain. The second part is a theory of good government and individual rights generally accepted by Americans from the 1770s until today. In this theory, all individuals are equal in their possession of certain immutable rights. These rights are not granted by the government. Rather, they are inherent to human nature. Therefore, the first purpose of a good government is to secure or protect these rights. Further, a good government is based on the consent of the governed -- the people -- who are the sole source of the government's authority. If their government persistently violates this theory of good government, then the people have the right to overthrow it. The third part of the document is a list of grievances against King George III, who was singled out to represent the actions of the British government. These grievances are examples of actions that violated the criteria for good government stated in the second part of the Declaration of Independence. These grievances, therefore, justify separation from the King's bad government and establishment of a good government to replace it. The fourth and final part of the document is an unqualified assertion of sovereignty by the United States of America. It proclaims the determination of Americans to defend and maintain their independence and rights. Hope this helps (:

  2. JamenS
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    would it be D?

  3. LovelyLucifer
    • 2 years ago
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    Well did you read what is listed above? It would be D. Due to the fact The Declaration of Independence supports the first three, not the last. Hope this helped~ (:

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