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The Declaration of Independence

In this lesson, will look at one of the most famous documents in history: the American Declaration of Independence. It was created during the American Revolutionary War and then shaped the country that was created. We are going to read the document to help decide for ourselves whether the Enlightenment fueled the American Revolution.

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Q1.What became the official name of the 13 Colonies after they declared independence?

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Q2.Who led the American armies and became the first President of the new country?

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Q3.Which two countries helped the Americans during the War of Independence?

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Q4.What does 'constitution' mean?

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Q5.Which Enlightenment thinker's idea of a separation of powers inspired the design of the USA's three branches of government?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What became the official name of the 13 Colonies after they declared independence?

1/5

Q2.Who led the American armies and became the first President of the new country?

2/5

Q3.Which two countries helped the Americans during the War of Independence?

3/5

Q4.What does 'constitution' mean?

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Q5.Which Enlightenment thinker's idea of a separation of powers inspired the design of the USA's three branches of government?

5/5

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End of lesson quiz

See if you can answer these questions based on what you have learnt today.

Q1.What was the name of the document that announced the 13 Colonies would become a separate country outside the British Empire?

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Q2.Which Enlightenment thinker had a clear influence on the wording of the Declaration of Independence?

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Q3.Which of the following ideas is the clearest example of an Enlightenment idea?

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Q4.Which of the following ideas is the clearest example of a conservative idea?

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Q5.What does 'tyranny' mean?

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End of lesson quiz

See if you can answer these questions based on what you have learnt today.

Q1.What was the name of the document that announced the 13 Colonies would become a separate country outside the British Empire?

1/5

Q2.Which Enlightenment thinker had a clear influence on the wording of the Declaration of Independence?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following ideas is the clearest example of an Enlightenment idea?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following ideas is the clearest example of a conservative idea?

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Q5.What does 'tyranny' mean?

5/5

Lesson summary: The Declaration of Independence

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