The Autobiography: The Declaration of Independence – Flashcards

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Jefferson states the king has established tyranny over the Colonies. To back up this statement, Jefferson
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portrays the king as a pawn of greedy British nobles
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Jefferson empasizes that the colonists
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want to rebel against all formal rules and regulations
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The passage condemning Britain's involvement in the African slave trade was struck out of the original Declaration of Independence because
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not all the states were involved in the slave trade
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Jefferson seems especially angered by the
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way in which the British handled the Boston Tea Party
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Jefferson believes it is important to show how the original version of the Declaration of Independence was amended because
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at the time it was uncertain which version would be adopted
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In the opening paragraphs, whom does Thomas Jefferson refer to as "pusillanimous"?
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Anyone who will not sign the Declaration
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In the Declaration of Independence, the words "governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes" and their supporting passages suggest that
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a little revolution now and then is a good thing
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According to the Declaration of Independence, colonist are at odds with their current government because
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its laws are English, but they feel they are American
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According to the way Jefferson has edited this draft of the Declaration of Independence, the phrase "with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence" in the second to last paragraph was
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added to the final version on a separate sheet
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What authority does the United States of America in General Congress cite in its Declaration of Independence?
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God alone
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Which of the following statements best summarizes Jefferson's main idea?
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Everyone deserves a free press and freedom of religion
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Jefferson supports one of his main themes by
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listing everything that the Colonists have done to provoke the British
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Which of the following lines is the best example of parallelism?
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"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal..."
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Which of the following statements is not true of parallel structures used by Jefferson?
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Similar grammatical structures are used to introduce clauses
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Jefferson states the king has established tyranny over the Colonies. To back up this statement, Jefferson
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portrays the king as a pawn of greedy British nobles
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Jefferson empasizes that the colonists
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want to rebel against all formal rules and regulations
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The passage condemning Britain's involvement in the African slave trade was struck out of the original Declaration of Independence because
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not all the states were involved in the slave trade
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Jefferson seems especially angered by the
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way in which the British handled the Boston Tea Party
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Jefferson believes it is important to show how the original version of the Declaration of Independence was amended because
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at the time it was uncertain which version would be adopted
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In the opening paragraphs, whom does Thomas Jefferson refer to as "pusillanimous"?
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Anyone who will not sign the Declaration
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In the Declaration of Independence, the words "governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes" and their supporting passages suggest that
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a little revolution now and then is a good thing
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According to the Declaration of Independence, colonist are at odds with their current government because
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its laws are English, but they feel they are American
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According to the way Jefferson has edited this draft of the Declaration of Independence, the phrase "with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence" in the second to last paragraph was
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added to the final version on a separate sheet
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What authority does the United States of America in General Congress cite in its Declaration of Independence?
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God alone
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Which of the following statements best summarizes Jefferson's main idea?
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Everyone deserves a free press and freedom of religion
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Jefferson supports one of his main themes by
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listing everything that the Colonists have done to provoke the British
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Which of the following lines is the best example of parallelism?
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"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal..."
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Which of the following statements is not true of parallel structures used by Jefferson?
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Similar grammatical structures are used to introduce clauses