EL Civics for ESL Students

Declaration of Independence Quiz Answers 1-5

1. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

It was adopted on July 4, 1776.

2. What did the Declaration of Independence announce?

It announced the 13 colonies independence from Great Britain.

3. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson.

4. What are three natural rights found in the Declaration of Independence?

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

5. Name four important ideas found in the Declaration of Independence.

People are born with natural rights.

The power of government comes from the people.

The people can change their government if it hurts their rights.

All people are created equal.

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