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Which of the following does this excerpt from the Declaration of Independence imply? ...

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bulletbarrelr... | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 23, 2011 at 9:54 AM via web

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Which of the following does this excerpt from the Declaration of Independence imply?  See below.

 

A)Natures god grants rulers their power

B)people have the right to form their own government

C)No cause justifies resistance to a recognized government

D)the laws of man take precedence over the laws of nature

"when in the course of a humans events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the police which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the section equal station to which the Laws of nature and of Natures God entitle them decent respect those of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation"

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bulletbarrelracer | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 26, 2011 at 2:23 AM (Answer #2)

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My teacher wrote it on the board at school. Her hand writing isn't the best so i may have copied it down wrong. I'm sorry

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 23, 2011 at 10:04 AM (Answer #3)

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The only possible answer here is B.  The excerpt from the Declaration is at least implying that people have the right to form their own government.  It is not saying any of the other things.

It is clearly not saying C because it says that the "one people" is dissolving its bonds with its government.  So that clearly means they're resisting their government.  There is nothing here that says God grants rulers their power.  All that God does here is give the people the right to be independent.  Since God gives them people that right, B is correct.  The relevant line here is that the people (of the US) are taking the "equal station to which the Laws of nature and of Natures God entitle them..."

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