Thomas Jefferson.from "The Declaration of Indepencence"

  1. What is Jefferson's primary purposes in writing the Declaration of Independence?
  2. What are the rights that all human beings are endowed with?
  3. Under what conditions does Jefferson think that people have a right to overthrow their government?
  4. What do you think Jefferson meant by "all men are created equal"?
  5. From where do governments derive their powers?
  6. When do people have the right to alter or abolish governments?
  7. Why do you think Jefferson believes that governments should not be changed often?
  8. What objection does Jefferson have against the King of Great Britain?