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Lesson 08: What Basic Ideas about Government Are in the Declaration of Independence?

Lesson 08: What Basic Ideas about Government Are in the Declaration of Independence?

One of the most important documents in American history is the Declaration of Independence. It summarizes the colonists’ basic ideas about government. The Declaration lists the colonies’ complaints against the British government. The Declaration also explains the reasons why the colonies decided to declare their independence from Great Britain.

We the People
Center for Civic Education

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.3 - People & Events

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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