The Declaration of Independence | Opgave

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What you might not know about the Declaration of Independence – Kenneth C. Davis (TED-talk)

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Answer the questions
1. On which date does America celebrate its independence?
2. What was the continental congress?
3. Where was Thomas Jefferson from?
4. Which five men were involved in writing the declaration of independence?
5. What accusation against the English King was deleted from the declaration?

Explain the phrases:
 ‘All men are created equal’ 
 ‘The are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights’ 
 ‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ 

Uddrag
5. What accusation against the English King was deleted from the declaration?

The Congress made a few, minor word changes and one big deletion. In the long list of charges that Jefferson made against the English king the author of the Declaration had included the idea that George the Third was responsible for the slave trade, and was preventing America from ending slavery.

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