The Declaration of Independence - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – The Declaration of Independence PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 3cd007-MjQyN



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

The Declaration of Independence

Description:

The Declaration of Independence Oklahoma students join together in November to celebrate our freedoms! What ARE our Freedoms? We can find them in a very important ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:265
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 38
Provided by: journalis4
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: The Declaration of Independence


1
The Declaration of Independence

2
Oklahoma students join together in November to
celebrate our freedoms!

3
What ARE our Freedoms?

4
We can find them in a very important paper
5
Written many years ago in 1776
6
The Declaration of Independence
7
When American was young, we were ruled by
Englands king
8
But in July of 1776, leaders from the Americans
colonies met to declare we wanted our
independence!
9
They sent a written message to the king, asking
for freedoms and the right to rule themselves!
10
Several American leaders helped write the
Declaration of Independence, like John Adams and
Benjamin Franklin
11
But the final job was done by Thomas Jefferson
of Virginia.
12
Americans wanted to explain why ruling themselves
was important.
13
On July 4th, the Declaration of Independence was
read aloud to everyone!
14

This is why we celebrate the 4th of July and why
we study the Declaration of Independence during
Celebrate Freedom Week!
15
So, what does the Declaration of Independence
really say?
16
Here are some of its most important words and
ideas
17
Americans believed that they should be treated
equally
18
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that
all men are created equal
19
Americans believe we all have rights to be
free
20
What are these rights?
The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness.
21
These basic rights are unalienable- this means
that everyone is born with them and no one
can take them away.
22
that they are endowed by their Creator with
certain unalienable Rights, that among these are
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
23
And what is one of the most important jobs for
our leaders ?
24
That to secure these rights, Governments are
instituted among Men,
25
Americans also believe that governments should
protect our freedoms (our rights.)
26
Americans believe that we are the ones who say
what government should do for usWe have the
POWER!
27
deriving their just powers from the consent
of the governed.
28
So what happened after the colonies declared
their independence?
29
The colonists had to fight a war to win their
independence!
30
Since then, other countries have read our
Declaration of Independence to make their own
governments protect their freedoms!
31
Lets recite the Declaration of Independence
together!

32
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that
all men are created equal
33
that they are endowed by their Creator with
certain unalienable Rights, that among these are
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
34
That to secure these rights, Governments are
instituted among Men,
35
deriving their just powers from the consent
of the governed.
36
Celebrate Freedom Week

37
SourcesDocuments of Freedom, by Judith Yero
and theNational Archives and Records
Administration
About PowerShow.com